Gambier Bay Gold-Copper Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002399
MRDS ID A013317
Record type Site
Current site name Gambier Bay Gold-Copper Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.12251, 57.49113 (WGS84)
Elevation 396
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position 0.6 MI. E OF HILL 2470
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-467, LOC. 71 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ASSAYS GIVING SMALL VALUES OF GOLD AND COPPER REPORTED.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.12251, 57.49113

Comments on the geologic information

  • DEVONIAN BRECCIATED LIMESTONE IN DEVONIAN CALCAREOUS SCHIST COUNTRY ROCK.

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 Surface
    Overall length 60.96M

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUTS ALONG LEDGE OVER STRIKE LENGHT OF 200 FT.

Comments on development

  • BROWN CLAIM STAKED ABOUT OR BEFORE 1900. ONLY DEVELOPMENT WAS SEVERAL OPEN CUTS. NO KNOWN PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013317

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 71 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 44 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-467-71

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LEDGE OPENED BY CUTS OVER STRIKE LENGTH OF 200 FT. BRECCIATED LIMESTONE IN CALCAREOUS SCHIST IS PARTLY REPLACED BY QUARTZ AND SMALL MASSES OF PYRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE.
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