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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003302
MRDS ID A106045
Record type Site
Current site name SK

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.51347, 67.23955 (WGS84)
Relative position On ridge west of Peak 4140 and east of Ambler River in T. 21 N., R. 10 E., Kateel River Meridian. Location accurate to within 1000 ft. (300 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) -156.51347, 67.23955

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Prospect hosted in Ambler sequence of metamorphosed Devonian and Mississippian volcanic, volcaniclastic, and sedimentary rocks.
  • 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 = Initially drilled by Noranda in 1978 with two holes totaling 400 ft. (130 m). Drilling in 1982 and 1983 by Anaconda extended early drill holes to a total of 1100 ft. (360 m). Property currently (1997) held by Kennecott Exploration Co.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106045
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR027

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit


  • Deposit

    Steve Jones, Kennecott Exploration Co., personnal commun., 1997

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Steve Jones, Kennecott Exploration Co., personnal commun., 1997

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