Kelp Bay, Portage Arm Copper Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002388
MRDS ID A013306
Record type Site
Current site name Kelp Bay, Portage Arm Copper Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.93003, 57.34694 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 1.4 MI. NW OF PORTAGE PT. ON W SHORE OF PORTAGE ARM
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS I-388, SAMPLE LOC. 9; USGS MF-467, LOC. 60 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
Covellite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.93003, 57.34694

Comments on the geologic information

  • MELANGE (META-SEDIMENTARY AND META-VOLCANIC ROCKS).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discoverer Loney And Others

Mining district

District name Chichagof

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on development

  • SAMPLED FOR USGS I-388 BETWEEN 1956 AND 1961

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013306

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS I-388, ANALYSIS 9 (1963)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 65 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-I-388-9

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND COVELLITE IN IRON-STAINED VEIN QUARTZ
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-JUN-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-SEP-94 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.