Big Six Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10093914
MRDS ID A010081
Record type Site
Current site name Big Six Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -132.18096, 55.46085 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Copper Ore
Pyrite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -132.18096, 55.46085

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Foot Wall Of Mineralized Zone Is A Fault.

Ore body information

  • Strike N 90 E
    Dip 70 S

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Native Copper Found In Joints; Sulfides Follow Bedding Of Limestone

Comments on the geologic information

  • PITS EXPOSE ALTERED PEGMATITE IN VICINITY

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010081

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 1, P. 103.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P. 168.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-433.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-869, P. 21.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-83 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 12-APR-94 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey