Unnamed (near Hassler Harbor)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001617
MRDS ID A012381
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Hassler Harbor)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -131.41565, 55.20363 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 100 feet, on the southwest side of the midpoint of the divide between Hassler Harbor and Cascade Inlet. The site is in section 9, T. 77 S., R. 93 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 11 in Berg (1972 [I 684]), loc. 138 in Elliott and others (1978), and loc. 16 in Karl (1992). The location is accurate within a few hundred feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore


  • (Local) Trondhjemite hostrock is sericitized.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Rock unit name Annette Pluton
    Rock description Annette Pluton
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Silurian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Silurian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -131.41565, 55.20363

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock at this site is Silurian trondhjemite that was regionally metamorphosed to greenschist grade in Late Cretacous time (Berg, 1972). The occurrence consists of chalcopyrite sparsely disseminated in sheared and sericitized trondhjemite (Berg, 1972, loc. 11).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Mining district

District name Ketchikan

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012381
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KC141

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., 1972, Geologic map of Annette Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-684, 8 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360,

  • Deposit

    Elliott, R.L., Berg, H.C., and Karl, Susan, 1978, map and table describing metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits, Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report, 78-73-B,17 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Karl, S.M., 1992, Map and table of mineral deposits on Annette Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-690, 57 p., 1 map, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Berg, 1972 (I 684)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Disseminated sulfide deposit in trondhjemite.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-JUL-1999 H.C. Berg U.S. Geological Survey