Unnamed (north of Reds Lake)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001413
MRDS ID A012158
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (north of Reds Lake)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.57336, 67.93974 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,400 feet, approximately 7 miles due north of the east end of Reds Lake (sec. 13, T. 36 N., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). This site corresponds to the northwesternmost of three unnamed prospects shown as loc. 85 in DeYoung (1978) and is included with loc. 50 in Schmidt (1997). 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
Malachite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.57336, 67.93974

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Schmidt (1997, loc. 50) includes this occurrence with three, presumably similar, occurrences. They are described as quartz veinlets containing malachite-azurite plus or minus pyrite, chalcopyrite, and pyrrhotite in the Silurian and Devonian Skajit(?) Limestone and overlying siltstone and limestone (Beaucoup Formation?). The geologic map indicates that this occurrence is near a thrust contact between Devonian(?) purple, green, and red chloritic slate and phyllite and the Devonian(?) Skajit Limestone (Brosgi and Reiser, 1964). No other information is available.

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 A012158
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CH086

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.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Cruz, E.L., 1983, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-278, 91 p.

  • Deposit

    Schmidt, J.M., 1997, Shale-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag and barite deposits of Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral Deposits of Alaska, 1997: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 35-65.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Grybeck, 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic veins(?) (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)

Reporter information

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