Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001027
MRDS ID A011704
Record type Site
Current site name Radovan
Alternate or previous names Radovan Group: Binocular claims, Binocular
Related records 10282553

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.38357, 61.41079 (WGS84)
Relative position Near top of ridge west of Radovan Glacier. Best location: MacKevett and Smith, 1972. Accurate within radius of 100 feet.
(click for info)

Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 87
USGS model code 23
BC deposit profile D03
Deposit model name Basaltic Cu (BC name is Volcanic redbed Cu)
Mark3 model number 118

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Chitistone Limestone
    Rock description Chitistone Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.38357, 61.41079

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Massive lenses, thin veins and disseminations of pyrite, marcasite, chalcocite, bornite?, and chalcopyrite in dolomitic Triassic Chitistone Limestone.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name Nizina

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Type of workings: surface and underground. Ore runs 7.0-10.0 percent Cu (ADGGS , 1983).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011704
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC077

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Miller, D.J., 1946, Copper deposits of the Nizina district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 947F, p. 93-120.

  • 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 Smith, J.G., 1972, Geologic map of the McCarthy B-4 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-943, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1976, Mineral deposits and occurrences in the McCarthy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-773-B, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1983, Alaska's mineral industry 1982: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Special Report 31, 63 p.

  • Deposit

    Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1984, Alaska's mineral industry 1983: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Special Report 33, 56 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Miller, 1946

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Basaltic Cu
Deposit Other Comments = Area shows potential for large, high-grade deposits. Normal fault striking N 45 W, dipping 70 S runs about 400 ft N of prospect.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-NOV-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 10-NOV-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 10-NOV-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey