Paint River Copper Prospect

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002155
MRDS ID A013049
Record type Site
Current site name Paint River Copper Prospect
Alternate or previous names Sargent Creek In Adggs Gr 8 P. 13

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.6587, 59.13607 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-364, LOCATION 19; LOCATED 0.5 MI NW OF MF-364 LOCATION 20 ON UNNAMED CREEK (SARGENT CREEK) FLOWING INTO CREVICE CREEK, AT 1800 FT. ELEVATION. 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • MAGNETITE BODIES CONTAIN OVER 50% MAGNETITE VS. QUARTZ: ADGGS GR8, P. 14-15

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Malachite Ore
Actinolite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result JASPER (1956) REPORTS SULFIDE LENSES 3 FT BY 10 FT THAT CONTAINED 7% CU: ADGGS GR8, P. 13 (1965)

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Kamishak Formation
    Rock description Kamishak Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.6587, 59.13607

Comments on the geologic information

  • CONTACT METAMORPHIC EPIDOTE-GARNET TACTITE BODIES AND MAGNETITE-QUARTZ BODIES, BOTH RELATIVELY SMALL AND DISCONTINUOUS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1911
Discoverer C.H. Mcneil

Mining district

District name Redoubt District

Land status

Ownership category State

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner E. Sargent And Associates
    First year 1980

Comments on the workings information

  • NUMEROUS PROSPECT PITS AND SMALL SHAFTS, MOSTLY CAVED IN

Comments on development

  • APPARENTLY PART OF THE MCNEIL CLAIMS 1911-1923, THEN ABANDONED. RE-DISCOVERED BY E. SARGENT IN 1953. CONSIDERABLE PROSPECTING IN 1950'S, ASSESSMENT WORK CONTINUING AS OF 1980.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013049

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-364, LOCATION 19 (1972)

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GR8, P. 1, P. 10-14 (1965); ALSO FIG 6, PLATE 1

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 81-1343-A P. A7 (1981)

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1368-B, P. B77 (1980)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-364-19

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TACTITE SKARN DEPOSIT WITH DESSIMINATED CHALCOPYRITE; SULFIDE LENSES 3 FT BY 10 FT; AT LEAST 10 KNOWN MAGNETITE-QUARTZ TACTITE BODIES COVERING 6 ACRES WITH THE LARGEST 75 FT BY 10 FT.
Deposit PROBABLY THE SAME TACTITE BODY AS THE MCNEIL CLAIMS, MF-364 LOC. 20 AND IL-20, WITH SIMILAR MINERALIZATION. EXPLORATION STILL GOING ON AS OF 1980 ON BOTH SITES. ; 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
Editor 02-SEP-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.