Golden Gate Falls Copper Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002455
MRDS ID A013384
Record type Site
Current site name Golden Gate Falls Copper Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.18001, 60.50459 (WGS84)
Elevation 229
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 0.3 MI. NW OF GOLDEN GATE FALLS ON KISARALIK RIVER
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-455, LOC. 2 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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Amphibole Schist
    Rock unit name Kuskowim Group
    Rock description Kuskowim Group
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.18001, 60.50459

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1949
Discoverer Hoare And Coonrad

Mining district

District name Aniak District

Comments on the workings information

  • NO WORKINGS

Comments on development

  • MAPPED BY HOARE AND COONRAD IN 1949 FOR USGS I-285

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013384

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-455, LOC. 2 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS I-285 (1959)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-156 (1977)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-455-2

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TRACES OF COPPER MINERALS IN FAULT ZONE IN GREEN AMPHIBOLE SCHIST.
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-JUL-1987 Niles, L.P. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey