Seymour Canal Copper Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002393
MRDS ID A013311
Record type Site
Current site name Seymour Canal Copper Prospect
Alternate or previous names Copper Chief Claims
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Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.30837, 57.94391 (WGS84)
Elevation 91
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position 5.4 MI. NW OF STAUNCH PT., ON W SHORE OF SEYMOUR CANAL
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-467, LOC. 65 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
Gold Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • EARLY REPORTS MENTION POSSIBILITY OF LOW GOLD CONTENT, ACCORDING TO USGS OF 78-450, P. 92

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 1%-1.7% CU-ADGGS GC 8, P. 19

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Mica Schist
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.30837, 57.94391

Ore body information

  • Width 6.1M
    Length 60.96M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Admiralty

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 7.62M
    Overall depth 18.29M

Comments on the workings information

  • 60 FT. SHAFT, 25 FT. CROSSCUT DRIFT.

Comments on development

  • TWO CLAIMS STAKED IN 1899, SHAFT AND CROSSCUT DRIVEN, NO KNOWN PRODUCTION. CLAIMS INTERMITTENTLY ACTIVE THROUGH 1977, ACCORDING TO USBM OFR 20-73, LOC. 19.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013311

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 65 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 92 (1978)

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GC 8, P. 19 (1967)

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 20-73, LOC. 19 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-467-65

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND POSSIBLY A LITTLE GOLD IN QUARTZ VEINLETS IN 20 FT. WIDE, 200 FT. LONG ZONE IN QUARTZ-MICA SCHIST.
Deposit LOW COPPER AND GOLD CONTENTS DID NOT ENCOURAGE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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