Marsh Creek Copper Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002147
MRDS ID A013040
Record type Site
Current site name Marsh Creek Copper Occurrence
Related records 10282426

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.37539, 59.81888 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • MF-364-LOCATION 10 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
Iron Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Malachite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.37539, 59.81888

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Triassic Metamorphic Rocks Bounded By Faults N And S

Ore body information

  • Thickness 0.3M

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

  • NO WORKINGS, OCCURRENCE ONLY

Comments on development

  • OCCURRENCE ONLY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013040

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-364, LOC. 10 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS P512, P. 75 (1966), PLATE 1

  • Deposit

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

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-364-10

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEIN OF CHALCOPYRITE WITH MALACHITE AND AZURITE 6-12 IN. THICK IN MARBLE. ALSO MAGNETITE DEPOSIT LOCATED 0.25 MI NW
Deposit ORE MINERALS WITHIN VEIN APPEAR TO BE HIGH GRADE, BUT NO ANALYSIS MADE BECAUSE DEPOSIT NOT CONSIDERED TO BE LARGE ENOUGH TO BE OF VALUE; USGS P512, P. 75 (1966) ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey