Kelp Bay, South Arm Copper-Zinc Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002391
MRDS ID A013309
Record type Site
Current site name Kelp Bay, South Arm Copper-Zinc Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -135.01725, 57.27389 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position ON W SHORE OF SOUTH ARM, 1.1 MI. N OF MOUTH OF CLEAR RIVER
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS I-388, SAMPLE LOC. 8; USGS MF-467, LOC. 63 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
Zinc Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • CU AND ZN ARE IMPORTANT TRACE CONSTITUENTS OF SAMPLE.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -135.01725, 57.27389

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 A013309

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS I-388, ANALYSIS 8 (1963)

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 63 (1972)

  • Deposit

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

  • Other Database

    BAG-I-388-8

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PYRITE AND COPPER SULFIDES IN IRON-STAINED BRECCIATED SILICEOUS ROCK.
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-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey