Anderson Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001388
MRDS ID A012130
Record type Site
Current site name Anderson Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.62332, 67.64973 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet on the east side of Anderson Creek (SW1/4 sec. 26, T. 33 N., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian), a south-flowing tributary of Baby Creek. It is approximately 11 miles north-northwest of Chandalar. The location is accurate within a 1/2-mile radius.
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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
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.62332, 67.64973

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A quartz vein containing malachite and chalcopyrite occurs in metamorphic rocks (mapped as amphibolite, gneiss, and schist) and associated skarn located between two masses of the granitic Baby Creek batholith (DeYoung, 1978).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chandalar

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012130
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CH051

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Grybeck, D.J., 1977, Known mineral deposits of the Brooks Range, Alaska: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-166C, 41 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    DeYoung, J.H., Jr., 1978, Mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-878-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = DeYoung, 1978

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-NOV-1999 J.M. Britton U.S. Geological Survey