Tanglefoot Bay

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003580
MRDS ID A106338
Record type Site
Current site name Tanglefoot Bay

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.49247, 57.56938 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is located in the vicinity of Tanglefoot Bay as indicated on U.S. Bureau of Mines maps in 1973. Site location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Lead Primary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.49247, 57.56938

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = U.S. Bureau of Mines classified this as a lode containing Ag, Au, and Pb. The area is underlain by quartz diorite of Jurassic age (Moore, 1967; Connelly and Moore, 1979).
  • Age = Jurassic or younger

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kodiak

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106338
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KR015

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 map sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-SEP-1998 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey