Unnamed (west of Rendu Inlet)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Molybdenum, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002261
MRDS ID A013164
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west of Rendu Inlet)
Related records 10233591

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -136.69212, 58.93972 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is at about 2500 feet elevation near or on the ridge between Rendu Inlet and Tarr Inlet about 4.2 miles southeast of Mt. Abdallah. Precision of location is poor; it is probably accurate within 0.5 mile. The occurrence is number 60 of MacKevett and others (1971) and number 42 of Kimball and others (1978).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Molybdenum Primary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Feldspar Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 53
USGS model code 17
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu
Mark3 model number 4
Model code 80
USGS model code 21b
Deposit model name Porphyry Mo, low-F

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Pegmatite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -136.69212, 58.93972

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The area is mainly underlain by foliated granitic rock of Cretaceous age, subordinate marble of Paleozoic age and possibly argillic metasedimentary rocks of Devonian and Silurian age (Brew and others, 1978, pl. IA). Molybdenite, chalcopyrite, pyrite and pyrrhotite occur in quartz veins, less than 3 inches thick, at a spacing of several feet. Veins also occur in quartz-rich pegmatic dikes in a 25-foot thick zone in granitic rocks. The veins and dikes have variable strikes, but most strike northward and dip to the east ( MacKevett and others, 1971, p. 79; also table 9). No analyses were reported by either MacKevett and others or by Kimball and others, 1978).
  • Age = Probably Cretaceous.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Juneau

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface exposure, no workings. No analyses reported.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013164
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MF053

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., Brew, D.A., Hawley, C.C., Huff, L.C., and Smith, J.G., 1971, Mineral resources of Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 632, 90 p., 12 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Brew, D.A., Johnson, B.R., Grybeck, D., Griscom, A., Barnes, D.F., Kimball, A.L., Still, J.C., and Rataj, J.L., 1978, Mineral resources of the Glacier Bay National Monument Wilderness Study Area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-494, 670 p.

  • Deposit

    Kimball, A.L., Still, J.C., and Rataj, J.L., 1978, Mineral resources, in Brew, D. A., and others, Mineral resources of the Glacier Bay National Monument wilderness study area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-494, p. C1-C375.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = MacKevett and others, 1971

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Copper-molybdenum stockwork mineralization. Porphyry Cu and porphyry Mo (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 17 and 21b).
Deposit Other Comments = Isolated occurrence of molybdenum and copper minerals in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 09-APR-99 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group