Copper Creek Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Silver, Gold, REE, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002666
MRDS ID A015107
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Creek Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.30392, 64.85197 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 1. ON COPPER CREEK ABOUT 6 MILES ABOVE ITS CONFLUENCE WITH CHARLEY RIVER. CABIN (RUINS) MARKED ON EAGLE (D-5) APPROXIMATE LOCATION. 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
Lead Secondary
Silver Secondary
Gold Tertiary
REE Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ASSAYS SHOW TRACE AMOUNTS OF GOLD, TUNGSTEN, AND URANIUM.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Malachite Ore
Monazite Ore
Wollastonite Gangue

Analytical data

Result SAMPLES FROM 2 AREAS WITH RADIOACTIVITY ANOMALIES CONTAINED .058 AND .009% URANIUM, WHICH APPEARS TO BE AN IMPURITY IN BORNITE AND MALACHITE INCLUSIONS IN WOLLASTONITE. AG: .8-1.16 OZ./TON. CU: 2.50-5.26%.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Amphibolite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.30392, 64.85197

Comments on the geologic information

  • DEPOSIT SMALL ROOF PENDANT IN CHARLEY RIVER BATHOLITH. BULK OF METALIC MINERALS IN CALC-SILICATE ALONG AMPHIBOLITE CONTACT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1925
Discoverer Hudson Bros.

Mining district

District name Circle

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on development

  • DEPOSIT EXPLORED BY 114 FT. OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS. ORE SHOWINGS OCCUR ONLY IN ABOUT THE FIRST 40 FT. OF THE ADIT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015107

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (D-2), LOC. 1.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRC. 335 P. 7-9.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 1246, P. 210.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-1

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CHALCOPYRITE, BORNITE, MALACHITE, AZURITE, AND MINOR GALENA DISSEMINATED IN CALC-SILICATE SKARN ROOF PENDANT NEAR AN AMPHIBOLITE CONTACT.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit Discovery Year: EARLY 1900'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 20-SEP-94 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.