Frying Pan Lake Iron Lode

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Iron, Titanium, Metal, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002139
MRDS ID A013031
Record type Site
Current site name Frying Pan Lake Iron Lode
Related records 10136568

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.33571, 59.85357 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • MF-364 LOCATION 1. DEPOSIT EXTENDS TO A 1 MI RADIUS AROUND LOCATION POINT. ALSO USGS OFR 817, FIG 2, SAMPLE LOCATION 1 (1965). LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Iron Primary
Titanium, Metal Secondary
Vanadium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Magnetite Ore
Biotite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Plagioclase Gangue
Pyroxene Gangue

Analytical data

Result FEO: 16%-24%, TIO2: 1.3%, V: 0.1-0.15% USGS OFR 118 (1965) P.

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.33571, 59.85357

Comments on the geologic information

  • PLUTONIC BRECCIA IS 50%-90% PYROXENITE IN MATRIX OF GRANODIORITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1965
Discoverer Detterman And Reed
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Bristol Bay

Comments on the workings information

  • NONE EXCEPT ROCK SAMPLES

Comments on development

  • 16 ROCK SAMPLES ANALYZED BY DETTERMAN AND REED, USGS OFR 118 (1965)

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013031

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-364, LOC. 1, (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 817 (1965)

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 81-1343A, P. A5, (1981)

  • Deposit

    USGS B1368-B, B-79, (1980)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-364-1

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit APPROXIMATELY 2 KM2 IN AREA; ORE IS PYROXENE-MAGNETITE IN A GRANODIORITE MATRIX
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit SOME SPECIMENS OF PYROXENITE VERY MAGNETIC, WITH MAGNETITE FORMING CRYSTAL AGGREGATES TO 1 INCH ACROSS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 02-SEP-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.