Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10086654
MRDS ID A011897
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.32349, 67.41956 (WGS84)
Relative position Located south of Shishakshinovik Pass in T. 23 N., R. 11 E., Kateel River Meridian. Location accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m) and shown as locality 51 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978).???
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 59
USGS model code 18b
Deposit model name Skarn Cu
Mark3 model number 8

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.32349, 67.41956

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Numerous small quartz veins and veinlets carrying chalcopyrite and galena in quartzose rocks in contact aureole of granitic intrusive (Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978). Selected specimens from this occurrence were reported by Berg and Cobb (1967, p.105-106) to contain 9.81% Cu and 27.73% Pb, as well as minor amounts of Au and Ag; they also reported tetrahedrite in float.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Shungnak

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011897
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR038

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Skarn
Deposit Other Comments = Prospect is north of Shishakshinovik Pass and within Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey