Unnamed (east of lower Nabesna Glacier)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000760
MRDS ID A011401
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (east of lower Nabesna Glacier)
Alternate or previous names Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.84364, 62.03496 (WGS84)
Relative position Best location: Richter, 1973, USGS I-789, loc. 18. Accurate within 100 ft radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Azurite Ore
Malachite 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) -142.84364, 62.03496

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Zone of malachite- and azurite-stained amygdaloidal basalt 200 ft long and 30 ft wide. Basalt is part of the 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 = Chip sample across 50 ft of Cu-stained basalt ran: >20,000 ppm Cu and 1.5 ppm Ag (USGS OF 398, sample 231). Type of workings: surface

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011401
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NB049

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., 1973, Reconnaissance geological map of the Nabesna A-1 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map 1-789, scale 1:63,360.

  • 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.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., and Matson, N.A., 1970, Geochemical data from the Nabesna A-4 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 70-276, 14 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Richter, 1973, USGS I-789

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode: volcanogenic, supergene

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-FEB-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 07-FEB-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 07-FEB-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey