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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003486
MRDS ID A106244
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.95266, 61.57956 (WGS84)
Relative position 1.4 miles northeast of VABM Swan (Burnt Butte), at 1,000 ft elevation. Accurate within 1 mile. Locality 78 of Jasper (1967) and locality 92 of Cobb (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Molybdenum Primary
Zinc Primary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.95266, 61.57956

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Stream flowing through Quaternary surficial deposits. Float lithologies include granite, greenstone breccia, dike, argillite, and some hematite. Concentrates contain traces of magnetite, pyrite, zircon, and galena. Assays indicate 125 ppm Zn and 5 ppm Mo (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 have 1 to 2 percent pyrite, 2 grains of galena and trace amounts of magnetite and zircon. Assays indicate 125 ppm Zn and 5 ppm Mo (Jasper, 1967).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106244
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN090

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., 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.

  • 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.

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