Double Mountain

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001762
MRDS ID A012549
Record type Site
Current site name Double Mountain

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.83331, 68.74986 (WGS84)
Relative position Location plotted is locality 47 of Brosge and Reiser (1976, sheet 4); about 1 mi (1.6 km) west southwest of Double Mountain (peak 6750); located to within 1 mi (1.6 km).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Azurite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.83331, 68.74986

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Azurite present in volcanic rocks; sample is of quartz veins in green slate and volcanic rocks

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Sheenjek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Quartz vein samples contain 0.5% Cu, 0.15% Pb, and 2.8 ppm Ag (Barker, 1981, p. 33, loc. 22).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012549
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TB008

Bibliographic references

  • 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

    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

    Brosge', W.P., and Reiser, H.N., 1976, Preliminary geologic and mineral resource maps (excluding petroleum), Arctic National Wildlife Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-539, 4 sheets, scale 1:500,000.

  • Deposit

    Brosgi, W.R., and Reiser, H.N., 1968, Geochemical maps of granitic rocks, Coleen and Table Mountain quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 323, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Hartman, D.C., 1973, Geology and mineral evaluation of the Arctic Wildlife Range, northeast Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Open-File Report 22, 16 p., 1 over-size sheet, scale 1:500,000

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., Mayfield, C.F., and Brosge, W.P., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in eleven quadrangles in northern Alaska (Arctic, Baird Mountains, Chandler Lake, DeLong Mountains, Demarcation Point, Howard Pass, Misheguk Mountain, Mount Michelson, Noatak, Point Lay, and Table Mountain); Supplement to Open-File Report 75-628; Part A, Summaries of data to January 1, 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-767-A, 25 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Barker (1981)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode; vein

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 13-OCT-1992 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 13-OCT-1992 D.F. Huber U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 13-OCT-1992 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey