Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001190
MRDS ID A011899
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.18351, 67.58957 (WGS84)
Relative position Located on ridge west of the headwaters of Komakak Creek in T. 25 N., R. 12 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown by Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) as locality 55 and 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
Chalcopyrite Ore
Malachite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 233
USGS model code 32c
BC deposit profile E02
Deposit model name Kipushi Cu-Pb-Zn (BC name is Carbonate-hosted Cu)
Mark3 model number none

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.18351, 67.58957

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Rare massive sulfide samples containing chalcopyrite and malachite weathering from dolomite near contact with quartzite.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Noatak

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011899
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR054

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 Model Name = Kipushi (?)
Deposit Other Comments = Located within Gates of the Arctic National Park.???

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 28-APR-1997 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-APR-1997 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-APR-1997 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-APR-1997 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey