Wells Bay

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000999
MRDS ID A011670
Record type Site
Current site name Wells Bay
Related records 10161125

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.39257, 61.01958 (WGS84)
Relative position Eastern shore of the head of Wells Bay, 2,000 ft up an unnamed west flowing stream. Accurate within 1 mile radius. Locality 66 of Cobbs (1972) and locality 54 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 184
USGS model code 28a
Deposit model name Massive sulfide, kuroko
Mark3 model number 93

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.39257, 61.01958

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Sulfide deposit that is probably in volcanic rocks of Valdez Group or in Tertiary intrusive rocks (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977).
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or younger based on bedrock ages.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No reported production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Considerable (unspecified) work reported on claims, however none has produced any ore (Moffit and Fellows, 1950).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011670
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN150

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H. , and Fellows, R.E. , 1950, Coper deposits of the Prince William Sound district, Alaska; Geological Survey Bullentin 963-B, p. 47-80.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral occurrences in the Chugach National Forest, Southcentral Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-409, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials in the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1095, 184 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Moffit and Fellows, 1950

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Kuroko massive sulfide ? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 28a ?)
Deposit Other Comments = Poor information available on this site.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 S.W. Huss U.S. Geological Survey