Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003300
MRDS ID A106043
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.01351, 67.57957 (WGS84)
Relative position Located on eastern edge of the Ambler River quadrangle south of Peak 6311 in T. 25 N., R. 13 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 54 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and accurate to within 1000 ft. (300 m).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.01351, 67.57957

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Thin pyritic layers parallel the foliation in black phyllite. Sulfide zone traced for 2.5 mi (4 km) to the south.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Noatak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Highest values in stream sediment geochemical samples are 290 ppm Cu and 450 ppm Zn (Ellerseick, 1978).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106043
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR053

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Ellerseick, I.F., 1978, Analytical results for stream sediment geochemical samples Ambler River quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 78-120-C, 6 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Located within Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Reporter information

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