Rabbit Mountain north

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003338
MRDS ID A106082
Record type Site
Current site name Rabbit Mountain north

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.30308, 67.52985 (WGS84)
Relative position Location plotted is northernmost of two localities labeled 21 in Barker and Clautice (1978, p. 14), on northern spur of Rabbit Mountain about 4.5 mi (7.2 km) north of VABM 3081 (=ARDF Record CO010); located to within 1 mi (1.6 km).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.30308, 67.52985

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Rhyolite dikes <100 feet thick intrude argillite in a sequence of phyllite, siltstone, and quartzite. Small gossans occur in argillite; pyrite locally occurs in quartzite (Barker, 1981, p. 81-82).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Sheenjek

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106082
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CO025

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Barker, J.C., and Clautice, K.H., 1978, Mineral reconnaissance of the Porcupine River region: a summary report: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 87-78, 20 p.

  • Deposit

    Barker, J.C., 1981, Mineral investigations in the Porcupine River drainage, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 27-81, 189 p., 2 sheets.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Barker (1981)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic lodes (veins?) associated with rhyolite dikes

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-SEP-1996 J.H. Dover U.S. Geological Survey