Shoo Fly Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10093953
MRDS ID A010528
Record type Site
Current site name Shoo Fly Prospect
Related records 10258156

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.19141, 60.09398 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • DEPOSIT NUMBER IS THE MAP LOCATION NUMBER FROM MF-880A. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Surface Rock Is Leached And Oxidized

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
    Rock unit name Orca Group
    Rock description Orca Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.19141, 60.09398

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Lode Is In Greenstone Near Contact With Slate And Graywacke

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE SHORT TUNNEL

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010528

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES 880-A, LOCATION 273

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 80-621, P.209

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STRINGERS EITHER ARE COMPOSED OF OR CONTAIN CHALCOPYRITE. LITERATURE IS UNCLEAR. CARRIES GOLD AND SILVER AS WELL.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey