Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003417
MRDS ID A106174
Record type Site
Current site name Potter

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.77263, 61.04953 (WGS84)
Relative position Float sampled from Potter Creek, 0.75 miles upstream from the intersection of Potter Creek and the Seward Highway. Accurate within 0.5 mile. Locality 114 of Cobb (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Molybdenum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Magnetite Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Zircon Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.77263, 61.04953

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The bedrock in the vicinity is covered by Quaternary surficial deposits. Float consists of graywacke, sandstone, agrillite, and greenstone. Concentrates include magnetite, zircon, molybdenite, and pyrite (Jasper, 1967).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Anchorage

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Concentrates reported by Jasper (1967) have 45 to 55 percent magnetite, less than 1 percent zircon, 1 grain of molybdenite, and 8 grains of pyrite.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106174
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN101

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Jasper, M.W., 1967, Geochemical investigations along the Valdez to Chitina Highway, south-central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geochemical Report 15, 33 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials in the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1095, 184 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-409, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Jasper, 1967

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 S.W. Huss U.S. Geological Survey