Copper Queen

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001441
MRDS ID A012190
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Queen
Related records 10113094

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.22273, 62.34957 (WGS84)
Relative position On Iron Creek; 2 1/2 mi (4.0 km) E of Rainbow Lake; 2 mi (3.2 km) W of confluence of East Fork with Iron Creek; location accurate to within 1/4 mi (400 m) (Csejtey and Miller, 1978, loc. 83).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.22273, 62.34957

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Host rock is upper Paleozoic meta-andesite. Sulfides in shear zone cutting amygdaloidal meta-andesite flow.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Yentna

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Type of workings: Surface

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012190
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK073

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1919, Mineral resources of the upper Chulitna region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692, p. 207-232.

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1924, Geology and mineral resources of the region traversed by the Alaska Railroad: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 755-C, p. 73-150.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-370, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and table describing metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-558-B, 20 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Singer, D.A., Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and discussion of the metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral resources of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 78-588-Q, 33 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Csejtey, Bela, Jr., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-716, 63 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Capps, 1919

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1996 Riehle, J. U.S. Geological Survey