Bushy Islands Copper Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002415
MRDS ID A013335
Record type Site
Current site name Bushy Islands Copper Occurrence
Related records 10112458

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.435, 57.70836 (WGS84)
Relative position 0.47 MI. NW OF VABM BUSHY, ON NORTHERNMOST BUSHY ISLAND
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 1525, FIG. 72, SAMPLE LOC. 3P148 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 Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Malachite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 700 PPM CU, 1,600 PPM ZN, 0.015 OZ/TON AG
Result USGS B 1525, P. 189

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Phyllite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.435, 57.70836

Ore body information

  • Strike NW
    Dip 78 DEGREES SW

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on development

  • SAMPLED BY USGS AND USBM IN 1972-1975 FOR USGS B 1525

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013335

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 189, FIG. 72 (1984)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-698, P. 8 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIG-72

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ STRINGERS IN PHYLLITE ARE 0.6 IN. TO 1.5 FT. WIDE, AND LOCALLY CONTAIN TRACES OF CHALCOPYRITE, SPHALERITE, AND MALACHITE GENERALLY PARALLEL TO FOLIATION.
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