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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003407
MRDS ID A106163
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.01319, 68.41989 (WGS84)
Relative position Location plotted is for sample 546 of Barker (1981, pl. A-3), in broad drainage about 2 mi (3.2 km) northeast of Bear Mountain summit; known to within 2000 ft (610 m).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.01319, 68.41989

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Drainage in dominantly Devonian-Mississippian? conglomeratic rocks

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

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Pan concentrate from stream contains 500 ppm Cu, 300 ppm Pb, 2000 ppm Zn, and 30 ppm Mo (Barker, 1981, p. 141).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106163
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TB006

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brosge', W.P., and Reiser, H.N., 1976, Preliminary geologic and mineral resource maps (excluding petroleum), Arctic National Wildlife Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-539, 4 sheets, scale 1:500,000.

  • Deposit

    Barker, J.C., 1981, Mineral investigations of certain lands in the eastern Brooks Range, 1978: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File 37-81, 288 p., 8 sheets.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Barker (1981)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Unknown

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-SEP-1996 J.H. Dover U.S. Geological Survey