White Glacier, Area 2 Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Zinc, Copper, Silver, Barium-Barite, Strontium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001372
MRDS ID A012113
Record type Site
Current site name White Glacier, Area 2 Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -135.92153, 58.81723 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • SEE: USGS OFR 78-494, P. C329, FIG. C-69 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Copper Primary
Silver Primary
Barium-Barite Secondary
Strontium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Barite Ore
Celestite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Silver Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Strontianite Ore
Witherite Ore
Ankerite Gangue
Chert Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Analytical data

Result CHIP SAMPLES 1.9-6.6 FT: UP TO 4.5% ZN, 0.19% CU, 7 PPM AG, 5000 PPM BA, 5000 PPM SR

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -135.92153, 58.81723

Ore body information

  • Thickness 2.44M

Comments on the geologic information

  • DEPOSIT IS IN LIMESTONE, NEAR CONTACT WITH VOLCANIC ROCKS AND A MAFIC DIKE; COUNTRY ROCK CONSISTS OF PERMIAN ANDESITE BOUNDED BY A LIMESTONE-ARGILLITE UNIT AND A CHERTY LIMESTONE-SILTSTONE UNIT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Juneau/Glacier Bay N.M.

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012113

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-494, P. C-328 TO C-333

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, NO. J006

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-006

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit IRON STAINED ZONE ABOUT 8 FT THICK CONTAINS MAINLY PYRITIFEROUS CHERT CARRYING CHALCOPYRITE, SPHALERITE, TRACE NATIVE AG AND AU, ANKERITE, BARITE, CELESTITE, STRONTIANITE, WITHERITE; PROBABLE STRATABOUND VOLCANOGENIC DEPOSIT; TRUNCATED TO THE S BY MAFIC DIKE, LOST UNDER COVER TO THE N
Deposit AREA 2 MINERALIZATION APPEARS TO WARRANT FURTHER EXAMINATION; SEE ALSO: WHITE GLACIER, AREA 3; MINERALIZATION IS DISCONTINUOUS AND POSSIBLY REMOBILIZED ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey