Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002208
MRDS ID A013109
Record type Site
Current site name Hayes

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -135.45208, 59.04975 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is near the southeast corner of section 35, T. 32 S., R. 59 E, of the Copper River Meridian. It is at an elevation of about 1,600 feet about 0.2 miles southeast of hill '2015'. The location is from pages 3 and 4 of Herbert and Race (1965) and is considered accurate. This location apparently corresponds to location 9 in Cobb (1972 [MF 424] which is located, probably less accurately, approximately 0.5 miles to the southeast.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Iron Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Hematite Ore
Magnetite Ore


  • (Local) Limestone partly altered to skarn (Herbert and Race, 1965).

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 62
USGS model code 18d
Deposit model name Skarn Fe
Model code 59
USGS model code 18b
Deposit model name Skarn Cu
Mark3 model number 8

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss

Nearby scientific data

(1) -135.45208, 59.04975

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The following description is summarized from Herbert and Race, 1965. Rocks in the area are metasediments, including marble and gneiss, that strike northwesterly; there is also some east-west faulting. The prospect is located on a steep cliff at the head of a talus slope that contains float of magnetite in marble and chalcopyrite with hematite in an impure schistose marble that has been partially altered to skarn. The deposit is considered to be low-grade mineralization in metamorphic rocks close to an east-west fault. Only stream sediment sample values are reported. Copper values in the vicinity of the prospect do not exceed 90 ppm copper, but 3 samples to the south varied between 120 and 130 ppm copper. The age of the mineralization is not well established, but is probably Cretaceous based on the age of the nearby intrusive rocks (Gilbert , 1988).
  • Age = The age is not well established but the deposit is probably Cretaceous based on the age of nearby intrusive rocks (Gilbert , 1988).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Juneau (Skagway subdistrict)

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Very little information is available.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013109
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SK007

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Herbert, C.F., and Race, W.H., 1964, Geochemical investigations of selected areas in southeastern Alaska, 1964: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geochemical Report 1, 75 p.

  • Deposit

    Herbert, C.F., and Race, W.H., 1965, Geochemical investigations of selected areas in southeastern Alaska, 1964 and 1965: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geochemical Report 6, 75 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Skagway quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-424, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Mt. Fairweather and Skagway quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-316, 123 p.

  • Deposit

    Brew, D.A., and Ford, A.B., 1985, Preliminary reconnaissance geologic map of the Juneau, Taku River, Atlin, and part of the Skagway 1:250,000 quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-395, 23 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Gilbert, W.G., 1988, Preliminary geology and geochemistry of the north Chilkat Range: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 88-8, 2 sheets, scale 1:36,200.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Herbert and Race, 1965

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Skarn; disseminated, contact metasomatic (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 18d or 18b).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-FEB-2001 T.C. Crafford T. Crafford & Associates