Camp Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000749
MRDS ID A011389
Record type Site
Current site name Camp Creek
Related records 10185593

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.73255, 62.33969 (WGS84)
Relative position Best location: Richter and others, 1975, USGS MF-655-K, loc. 15. Accurate within 1/2 mi radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcocite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
    Rock unit name Nikolai Greenstone
    Rock description Nikolai Greenstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.73255, 62.33969

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Chalcocite vein, 6 in to 2 ft in width, in amygdaloidal basalt flows of Triassic Nikolai Greenstone.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chisana

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Small sample assayed 61% Cu (USGS PP15, p. 39). Type of workings: surface

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011389
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NB025

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Mendenhall, W.C., and Schrader, F.C., 1903, The mineral resources of the Mount Wrangell District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 15, 71 p.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., Singer, D.A., and Cox, D.P., 1975, Mineral resources map of the Nabesna quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-655-K, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mendenhall and Schrader, 1903, USGS PP 15, p.39

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode: volcanogenic

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JAN-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 31-JAN-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 31-JAN-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey