Knutson Copper Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002141
MRDS ID A013033
Record type Site
Current site name Knutson Copper Prospect
Related records 10185801

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.28291, 59.84025 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION TAKEN FROM MF-364 LOC. 3 (1972). MARTIN & KATZ DESCRIBE LOCATION AS "ABOUT 2 MILES BACK FROM THE ENTRANCE TO KNUTSON BAY, ON THE NORTH SHORE OF ILIAMNA LAKE, AT ELEVATION 1300 FT". USGS B485 (1912) LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Copper Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.28291, 59.84025

Ore body information

  • Width 2.44M

Comments on the geologic information

  • QUARTZ VEIN IN TERTIARY-CRETACEOUS GRANITIC ROCK.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on the workings information

  • A 40 FT. TUNNEL WAS DRIVEN IN 1912-USGS OFR 81-1343A (1981) P. A6

Comments on development

  • NO RECORD OF PRODUCTION

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013033

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-364 LOCATION 3 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 81-1343A P. A6 (1981)

  • Deposit

    USGS B485 P. 123-4 (1912)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-364-3

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT EXACT LOCATION, PRODUCTION, OR GRADE OF ORE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit QUARTZ VEIN 3-8 FT THICK, SLIGHTLY AND IRREGULARLY MINERALIZED WITH COPPER ORES AND GOLD. A SIMILAR BUT NARROWER VEIN PARALLELS AT A DISTANCE OF 0.25 MILES-USGS B 485 P. 123-4

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey