Copper Wonder

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001442
MRDS ID A012191
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Wonder

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.13579, 62.32457 (WGS84)
Relative position Claims lie on S side of Iron Creek valley, S of confluence with Middle Fork; 5 and 1/2 mi (8.8 km) E of Rainbow Lake; location accurate to within 1/4 mi radius (400 m).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Iron Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Azurite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Hematite Ore
Malachite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Alteration of country rock along shear zone

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27
Model code 83
USGS model code 22a
Deposit model name Volcanic-hosted Cu-As-Sb
Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.13579, 62.32457

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Host rock is upper Paleozoic meta-andesite. Hematite and sulfides in shear zone cutting meta-andesite; sulfides disseminated in wall rocks as well.

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 = Three large open cuts at surface to expose shear zones.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012191
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK075

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz veins, or volcanic-hosted copper, or polymetallic veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a, or 22a, or 22c?)
Deposit Model Number = 36a, or 22a, or 22c?

Reporter information

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