Meier Lake

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001141
MRDS ID A011834
Record type Site
Current site name Meier Lake

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.50074, 62.82854 (WGS84)
Relative position The Meier Lake prospect (Cobb, 1979: OFR 79-1247, p. 19) is on the southeast flank of the three-mile-long, east-trending ridge north of Gillespie Creek; it is about 1/4 mile west of Meier Lake. The prospect is locality 1 of Richter and Matson (1972) and MacKevett and Holloway (1977). The prospect is in the SE1/4SE1/4, of section 12, T. 12 N., R. 2 W., Copper River Meridian. The prospect is approximately located but probably correct within 1000 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Iron Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Magnetite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.50074, 62.82854

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Greenschist and amphibolite of pre-Triassic age occur on the north flank of a Jurassic(?) granodiorite to biotite-quartz diorite intrusion that, based on an airborne survey, underlies the Meier Lake area (Rose and Saunders (1965, figs. 1 and 3). Gabbro and diorite underlie the area north of greenschist and amphibolite. Magnetite containing small amounts of chalcopyrite occurs in greenschist and sheared diorite. Magnetite forms lenticular veinlets as much as 1 inch thick Chalcopyrite also occurs in a Jurassic(?) granodiorite on nearby Hogan Hill (GU007 and GU008).
  • Age = Probably Jurassic, formed in contact zones of a Jurassic granodiorite to biotite-quartz diorite intrusion.

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 = Small exploration pits (Rose and Saunders, 1965).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011834
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF GU006

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Rose, A.W., and Saunders, R.H., 1965, Geology and geochemical investigations near Paxson, northern Copper River basin, Alaska: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geological Report 13, 35 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Gulkana quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1247, 36 p.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., and Matson, N.A., Jr., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Gulkana quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-419, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • 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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Rose and Saunders, 1965

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-DEC-00 W.T. Ellis Alaska Earth Sciences
Reporter 20-DEC-00 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 20-DEC-00 W.J. Nokleberg U.S. Geological Survey