Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001034
MRDS ID A011710
Record type Site
Current site name Peavine
Related records 10258706

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.48636, 61.44662 (WGS84)
Relative position 2,400 ft south of downstream end of Peavine Bar on the Chitistone River. Best location: MacKevett and Smith, 1972. Accurate within radius of 100 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Azurite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Malachite Ore


  • (Local) Oxidation of Cu minerals.

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.48636, 61.44662

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Widespread malachite and azurite coatings and some chalcocite in brecciated fault zone that cuts both Triassic Chitistone Limestone and Triassic Nikolai Greenstone.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nizina

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Explored by short adit and surface workings.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011710
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC081

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., and Maddren, A.G., 1909, Mineral resources of the Kotsina-Chitina region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 374, 103 p.

  • 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., 1968, Distribution of gold, copper, and some other metals in the McCarthy B-4 and B-5 quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 604, 25 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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Moffit and Maddren, 1909; MacKevett and Smith, 1968

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Basaltic Cu
Deposit Other Comments = Peavine is most recently active (1970's) Cu mine in district.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-NOV-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 12-NOV-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 12-NOV-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey