Globe

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001000
MRDS ID A011671
Record type Site
Current site name Globe
Alternate or previous names Long Bay

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.21257, 61.01958 (WGS84)
Relative position Located 4,000 ft east of the head of the easternmost finger of Long Bay, near 1,000 ft elevation. Accurate within 1 mile. Locality 67 of Cobb (1972) and location 55 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = Copper sulfides

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.21257, 61.01958

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Copper lode discovered in 1917. Ore body was reported to be low grade, several feet wide, and approximately 3,000 ft long. Areas of copper sulfide mineralization and other metals are found at many places in the area between Long Bay and Wells Bay. Probably associated with volcanic rocks of Valdez Group (Johnson, 1919).
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or younger based on age of bedrock host.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some confusion exists about the amount of development of the copper claim(s) located at the head of Long Bay. Berg and Cobb (1967) reported by they are 'undeveloped', however Moffit and Fellows (1950) reported 'considerable work on claims at the head of Wells Bay and on Long Bay.' It is agreed upon that none have produced any ore.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011671
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN155

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Johnson, B.L., 1919, Mining on Prince William Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692-C, p. 143-151.

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1904, The Kotzebue placer gold field of Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 225, p. 74-80.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Johnson, 1919

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Submarine volcanogenic massive sulfide ?

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