Hungry Group

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001732
MRDS ID A012516
Record type Site
Current site name Hungry Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.44335, 68.15977 (WGS84)
Relative position Site is at an elevation of about 3,900 ft. between the Middle Fork Chandalar and Wind rivers approximately 9 miles east of the mouth of Beaucoup Creek (north-center sec. 11, T. 15 S., R. 20 E., of the Umiat Meridian). Location accurate within 1-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
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Skajit Limestone;Beaucoup Formation; Brown Shale Member And Limestone Member
    Rock description Skajit Limestone;Beaucoup Formation; Brown Shale Member And Limestone Member

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.44335, 68.15977

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Occurrence described only as a quartz vein in limestone containing chalcopyrite, pyrite and malachite in or near the contact zone between Devonian Skajit Limestone and Beaucoup Formation (Barker, 1978). The area is mapped as brown shale and limestone members of Beaucoup Formation. No other descriptive 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

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Two claims located by Placid Oil in 1971 which were reportedly abandoned as of 1978 (Barker, 1978; Menzie and others, 1985).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012516
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PS001

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

    Barker, J.C., 1978, Mineral Investigations of certain lands in the eastern Brooks Range: a summary report: US Bureau of Mines Open-File No. 63-78

  • Deposit

    Menzie, W.D., Reiser, H.N., Brosgi, W.P., and Detterman, R.L., 1985, Map showing distribution of mineral resources (excepting oil and gas) in the Philip Smith Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Investigations Map MF-879-C, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Maas, K.M., 1987, Availability of land for Mineral exploration and development in northern Alaska, 1986: U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 34 p., 33 sheets.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Menzie and others, 1985

Reporter information

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