Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001157
MRDS ID A011854
Record type Site
Current site name Malfiatti

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -158.99357, 67.52951 (WGS84)
Relative position Located near the headwaters of Akiak Creek in T. 25 N., R. 2 W., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 5 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).???
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = Unknown copper minerals

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -158.99357, 67.52951

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Old copper prospect at limestone-schist contact (Brooks, 1914, p. 72).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
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 A011854
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR049

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

    Brooks, A.H., 1914, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1913: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592, p. 340-341.

  • Deposit

    Degenhart, C.E., Griffis, R.J., McQuat, J.F., and Bigelow, C.G., 1978, Mineral studies of the western Brooks Range performed under contract to the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Contract #JO155089: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 103-78, 529 p., 11 sheets.

  • 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 = Brooks, 1914

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Minor occurrence located within Kobuk Valley National Park.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 08-MAY-1997 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 08-MAY-1997 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 08-MAY-1997 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 08-MAY-1997 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey