Upper South Currant Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003606
MRDS ID A106364
Record type Site
Current site name Upper South Currant Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.55154, 60.27333 (WGS84)
Relative position Located about 800 m north of the headwaters of South Currant Creek. Locality 28 of Nelson and others (1985) and locality 30 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). SW1/4 sec. 12, T. 2 N., R. 25 W., of the Seward Meridian. Locality is accurate to within 750 m.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Secondary


  • (Local) Unknown

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 53
USGS model code 17
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu
Mark3 model number 4

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.55154, 60.27333

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = No detailed description of the mineralization was found in the literature. Weak mineralization (Resource Associates of Alaska, 1976) associated with the contact between Cretaceous granodiorite and Tertiary granites (Nelson and others, 1983; units Ki9 and Ti12). Unit Ki9 as a medium-grained granodiorite with compositional ranges from silicic granodiorite to mafic tonalite and quartz diorite. Rocks near the margin of the pluton contain lesser quartz and fall within the quartz diorite field. Unit Ti12 is described as coarse-grained biotite granite (North of Currant Creek) and medium- to coarse-grained granodiorite (South of Currant Creek).
  • Age = Tertiary 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 Bristol Bay

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No production

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • Reserves = No reserves

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Unknown

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106364
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LC039

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Resource Associates of Alaska, Inc., 1976, Geology and geochemistry of certain land within the Lake Clark National Park: Contract report for U.S. Bureau of Mines, 109 p.

  • Deposit

    Nelson, W.H., Carlson, C., and Case, J.E., 1983, Geologic map of the Lake Clark quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1114-A, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Nelson and others, 1985

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Porphyry Cu ? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 17 ?)
Deposit Other Comments = Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-JUN-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey