Unnamed (northeast of Nikonda Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000761
MRDS ID A011402
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (northeast of Nikonda Creek)
Alternate or previous names Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.76865, 62.18163 (WGS84)
Relative position Best location: Richter, 1973, USGS I-789, loc.4. Accurate within 100 ft radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.76865, 62.18163

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hydrothermally altered and brecciated upper Paleozoic Tetelna Volcanics cemented by quartz containing minor chalcopyrite, pyrite and galena.

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 = Type of workings: surface

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011402
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NB050

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.

Comments on the references

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode: breccia pipe ?

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