Kelp Bay, Portage Arm Copper Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002389
MRDS ID A013307
Record type Site
Current site name Kelp Bay, Portage Arm Copper Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.90419, 57.34333 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position 1.0 MI. NE OF PORTAGE PT. ON E 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. 16; USGS MF-467, LOC. 61 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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.90419, 57.34333

Comments on the geologic information

  • MELANGE (METAMORPHIC ROCKS).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1961
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 A013307

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS I-388, ANALYSIS 16 (1963)

  • Deposit

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

  • Other Database

    BAG-I-388-16

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit PYRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE IN VEIN QUARTZ.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-SEP-1994 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.