Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001156
MRDS ID A011853
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -158.79358, 67.60951 (WGS84)
Relative position Located on ridge at the north end of the Akiak Mountains near the headwaters of the Hunt River in T. 26 N., R. 1 W., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 4 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and is accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).????
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Malachite Ore


  • (Local) Fe and Cu staining

Nearby scientific data

(1) -158.79358, 67.60951

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = 90 ft (30 m) rusty zone containing quartz rubble stained by small amounts malachite.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kiana

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011853
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR050

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Located within Kobuk Valley National Park.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey