Kelp Bay, the Basin Copper-Nickel Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Nickel

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002392
MRDS ID A013310
Record type Site
Current site name Kelp Bay, the Basin Copper-Nickel Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.90114, 57.27194 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position AT S END OF POND ISLAND, 1.4 MI. W OF SOUTH PT.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS I-388, SAMPLE LOC. 10; USGS MF-467, LOC. 64 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991). 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
Nickel Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • CU AND NI ARE IMPORTANT TRACE CONSTITUENTS OF SAMPLE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.90114, 57.27194

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

Comments on development

  • SAMPLED BETWEEN 1956 AND 1961 FOR USGS I-388

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013310

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS I-388, ANALYSIS 10 (1963)

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 64 (1972)

  • Other Database

    BAG-I-388-10

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND UNIDENTIFIED GRAY (MN?) MINERAL IN GRAY, SILICEOUS VOLCANIC 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