Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001045
MRDS ID A011723
Record type Site
Current site name Kinney-Golden
Related records 10136687

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.63362, 61.51272 (WGS84)
Relative position Near head of Chokosna River. Best location: MacKevett, 1976, loc. 104. Accurate within radius of 1,000 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.63362, 61.51272

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Chalcopyrite and secondary Cu-minerals localized along subsidiary faults near a major thrust fault. Faults cut Triassic Nikolai Greenstone and lower member of Jurassic-Triassic McCarthy Formation.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chistochina

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Explored by an adit and trenches. Type of workings: surface and underground.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011723
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC067

Bibliographic references

  • 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., 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

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., Singer, D.A., and Holloway, C.D., 1978, Maps and tables describing metalliferous mineral resource potential of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-1-E, 45 p., 1 map sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., Smith, J.G., Jones, D.L., and Winkler, G.R., 1978, Geologic map of the McCarthy C-8 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1418, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Moffit, 1918

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode: vein
Deposit Other Comments = Major NW-trending thrust fault to the southwest of prospect

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JUL-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 31-JUL-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 31-JUL-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey