Snow Slide Copper Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002341
MRDS ID A013257
Record type Site
Current site name Snow Slide Copper Prospect
Related records 10112486

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -136.25898, 57.7936 (WGS84)
Elevation 198
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 0.3 MI. W OF HEAD OF BAKER ARM
(click for info)

Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-467, LOC. 19. 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

Materials information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Rock unit name Kelp Bay Group
    Rock description Kelp Bay Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -136.25898, 57.7936

Ore body information

  • Width 1.83M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1916

Mining district

District name Chichagof

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 52.12M

Comments on the workings information

  • 171 FT. TUNNEL DRIVEN, DID NOT REACH ORE ZONE.

Comments on development

  • 2 SNOW SLIDE CLAIMS LOCATED IN 1916. TUNNEL DRIVEN, BUT WORK STOPPED BEFORE ORE ZONE WAS REACHED. NO PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013257

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 19 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS B 692, P. 123 (1919)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 95 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-467-19

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 6 FT. WIDE ZONE OF QUARTZOSE GREEN SCHIST IN GREEN SCHIST COUNTRY ROCK CONTAINS PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND POSSIBLY PYRRHOTITE.

Reporter information

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