Bay of Islands

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003296
MRDS ID A106039
Record type Site
Current site name Bay of Islands

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -176.69343, 51.7678 (WGS84)
Relative position Locality described as upstream from the head of Bay of Islands, location accuracy no better than 2.0 km.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -176.69343, 51.7678

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Secondary copper minerals found associated with a quartz-pyrite mineralized zone.
  • Age = Tertiary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Aleutians

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106039
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AD004

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Fraser, G.D., and Snyder, G.L., 1959, Geology of southern Adak Island and Kagalaska Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1028-M, p. 371-408, 2 plates, scale 1:125,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Fraser and Snyder, 1959

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 03-NOV-1992 F.H. Wilson U.S. Geological Survey