Eli River Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003258
MRDS ID A105605
Record type Site
Current site name Eli River Occurrence
Related records 10112056

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.43419, 67.63557 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-386, LOC. 1. THIS AREA IS LOCATED NEAR THE HEADWATERS OF THE AGASHASHOK RIVER. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Malachite Ore
Limonite Gangue

Analytical data

Result SAMPLE CONTAINED 1% CU.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.43419, 67.63557

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Noatak

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A105605

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-386 (C-5), LOC. 1.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 75-268, P. 37.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 81-767A, P. A6.

  • Deposit

    USBM OF 103-78, P. 127, 333-339, 492.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINERALIZED QUARTZ VEIN IN LIMESTONE CONTAINS MALACHITE AND LIMONITE. AT 67 DEGREES 38' N, 161 DEGREES 25'W A FLOAT BOULDER OF QUARTZ CONTAINED SMALL BLEBS OF CHALCOPYRITE AND MINOR MALACHITE.
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-AUG-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey