Copper King Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000858
MRDS ID A011511
Record type Site
Current site name Copper King Prospect
Alternate or previous names Hubbard and Elliott Claims
Related records 10161083

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.04031, 61.63659 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BEST LOCATION: USGS BULL 745, PLATE III, LOC. 23 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • CHALCOPYRITE MAY BE PRESENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcanthite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Malachite Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.04031, 61.63659

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Near Axis Of Large Asymmetric Anticline
Local Shear Zone Strikes N 60 To 70 E, Dips S; Mineralized Thickness Of 10 Ft

Ore body information

  • Strike N 60 TO 70 E
    Dip S
    Thickness 3.05M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture Control

Comments on the geologic information

  • SECTION OF NIKOLAI GREENSTONE OVERLAIN BY CHITISTONE LIMESTONE HAS BEEN FOLDED INTO A LARGE ASYMMETRIC ANTICLINE WITH AXIS ROUGHLY PARALLEL TO ELLIOTT CREEK; MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONE AT CU KING RUNS PARALLEL TO GREENSTONE/LIMESTONE CONTACT; DEPOSITS IN ELLIOTT CREEK (EXCEPT FOR SWAZIE CLAIM) ARE RESTRICTED TO GREENSTONE COUNTRY ROCK

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Chistochina/Kotsina

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on development

  • ELLIOTT CR. AREA FIRST STAKED IN 1899; PROSPECTED MAINLY BEFORE 1916, SOME POST-1950 ACTIVITY REPORTED.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011511

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PP 15, P. 24-25

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 374, P. 65

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 745, P. 122

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P. 43

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 69

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 56

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-56

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE: ALBERT JOHNSON; GOODYEAR PROSPECTS; THE SWAZIE PROSPECT, ON QUEEN'S CR. OPPOSITE CU KING, IS OF INTEREST CLUE TO THE FACT THAT IT CONTAINS THE ONLY CU MINERAL OCCURRENCE IN ELLIOTT CR. AREA THAT IS NOT GREENSTONE-HOSTED; HOST ROCK IS CHITISTONE LIMESTONE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit BORNITE, CHALCOCITE AND OTHER CU MINERALS IN MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONE AS REPLACEMENTS OF GREENSTONE; MINERALIZED THICKNESS OF 10 FT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-85 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey