Neacola River

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002133
MRDS ID A013024
Record type Site
Current site name Neacola River

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.0527, 60.95946 (WGS84)
Relative position Occurrence is on peak 6,805 in the Neacola Mountains, NW corner of the Lake Clark D-1 quadrangle. Corresponds with locality 6 of Nelson and others (1985) and locality 19 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). Sec. 17, T. 10 N., R. 21 W., of the Seward Meridian. Accurate within 1,200 meters.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Primary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Azurite Ore
Bornite Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Unknown

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 79
USGS model code 21a
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu-Mo
Mark3 model number 2

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.0527, 60.95946

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Disseminated quartz veins containing pyrite, azurite, and traces of bornite in medium- to coarse-grained biotite-hornblende granodiorite (Nelson and others, 1983; unit Ti4). The quartz veins locally contain 3,600 ppm Mo and 8,800 ppm Cu.
  • Age = Veins cut Tertiary granodiorite.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Redoubt

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No production

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • Reserves = No reserves

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Veins locally contain 3,600 ppm Mo and 8,800 ppm Cu (Nelson and others, 1985).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013024
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LC001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Resource Associates of Alaska, Inc., 1976, Geology and geochemistry of certain land within the Lake Clark National Park: Contract report for U.S. Bureau of Mines, 109 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Reed, B.L., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Iliamna, Lake Clark, Lime Hills, and McGrath quadrangles, Alaska - Supplement to Open-File Report 76-485: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-1343-A, 25 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Reed, B.L., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Iliamna, Lake Clark, Lime Hills, and McGrath quadrangles, Alaska - Supplement to Open-File Report 76-485: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-1343-B, 20 p.

  • Deposit

    Nelson, W.H., Carlson, C., and Case, J.E., 1983, Geologic map of the Lake Clark quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1114-A, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Nelson and others, 1985

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Porphyry Cu-Mo (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21a)
Deposit Other Comments = Area is very rugged and partly covered by glaciers. Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-JUN-1998 M.L. Miller U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 15-JUN-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey