Unnamed (Beaucoup Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001735
MRDS ID A012519
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (Beaucoup Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.66337, 68.22977 (WGS84)
Relative position Site is at an elevation of about 3,600 ft. near the head of Beaucoup Creek about 7 to 8 miles above the mouth (NE1/4 sec. 14, T. 14 S., R. 19 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
Azurite Ore
Malachite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.66337, 68.22977

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Visible azurite and malachite were reported in Beaucoup Formation rocks (Menzie and others, 1985). The bedrock is mapped as the conglomerate member 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

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012519
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PS003

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cathrall, J.B., Cooley, E.F., Detra, D.E., and O'Leary, R.M., 1977, A listing and statistical summary of spectrographic and chemical analysis of stream-sediment and rock samples from the Philip Smith Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-244, 79 p.

  • Deposit

    Brosgi, W.P., Reiser, H. N., Dutro, J. T., Jr., and Detterman, R. L., 1979, Bedrock geologic map of the Philip Smith Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-879-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • 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.

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