Copper Queen

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001058
MRDS ID A011737
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Queen
Alternate or previous names Rarus
Related records 10160975

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.76058, 61.55855 (WGS84)
Relative position 2,500 ft north of headwaters of unnamed stream located between Berg Creek and MacDougall Creek. Best location: MacKevett and others, 1978, loc. 31. Accurate within radius of 100 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Iron Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Garnet Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 59
USGS model code 18b
Deposit model name Skarn Cu
Mark3 model number 8

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Chitina Valley Batholith
    Rock description Chitina Valley Batholith
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Chitistone Limestone;Nikolai Greenstone
    Rock description Chitistone Limestone;Nikolai Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.76058, 61.55855

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Contact metamorphic deposit consisting of veinlets and small irregular bodies of magnetite, pyrrhotite, pyrite and chalcopyrite in faulted and silicified and garnetized Triassic Chitistone Limestone adjacent to Jurassic granodiorite pluton.
  • Age = Jurrasic

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 = Moffit and Mertie (1923) report that workings consist of a 433 ft adit and a 50 ft crosscut; MacKevett (1976) reports a 360-m adit. Adit caved at portal in 1943. Type of workings: underground

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011737
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC063

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., and Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1923, The Kotsina-Kuskulana district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 745, 149 p.

  • Deposit

    Van Alstine, R.E., and Black, R.F., 1946, Copper deposits of the Kotsina-Kuskulana district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 947-G, p. 121-141.

  • 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., 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, scale 1:63,360.

  • 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 and Mertie, 1923

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Cu skarn
Deposit Other Comments = See also: War Eagle (MC062)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 28-AUG-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-AUG-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-AUG-1997 D. Singer U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-AUG-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey