Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003299
MRDS ID A106042
Record type Site
Current site name Luk-Imp

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.20347, 67.27956 (WGS84)
Relative position Location is to the east of the Kogoluktuk River in T. 22 N., R. 12 E., Kateel River Meridian. Location accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 184
USGS model code 28a
Deposit model name Massive sulfide, kuroko
Mark3 model number 93

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.20347, 67.27956

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = There are five main rock types underlying the Kuk-Imp prospect: coarse grained graphitic quartz-muscovite-chlorite schist; coarse grained quartz-muscovite schist; porphyroblastic quartz-muscovite-feldspar achist; quartz-carbonate-muscovite schist; and actinolitic marble. All units are complexly folded and some faults are mapped in the area. The porphyroblastic unit is thought to be a metamorphosed volcanic flow or sub-volcanic plug (unpublished Noranda report, 1975)
  • Age = Devonian

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Shungnak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Geochemical sampling.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106042
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR024

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit


  • Deposit

    Unpublished Noranda report, 1975

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Unpublished Noranda report, 1975

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Kuroko

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-MAY-1997 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey