Unnamed (east of Albatross Anchorage)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10094074
MRDS ID A013197
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (east of Albatross Anchorage)
Related records 10234151

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.5855, 55.59035 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of this occurrence is located on the Alaska Peninsula near the east shore of Albatross Anchorage at the head of Balboa Bay (Berg and Cobb,1967, locality 5; Cobb, 1972 [MF 433], locality 2; MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 2; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 2). The site is at an elevation of about 250 feet, in the W1/2 of sec. 14, T. 51 S., R. 74 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2,500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.5855, 55.59035

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = At this occurrence chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, and sphalerite occur in a shear zone (Atwood, 1909) cutting Miocene andesite (Wilson and others, 1995). Atwood mentions several prospects and one short adit, all abandoned at the time of his visit.
  • Age = Miocene 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 Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A short adit was driven on this occurrence but was abandoned by 1909.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013197
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM020

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Atwood, W.W., 1909, Mineral resources of southwest Alaska, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1908: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379, 411 p.

  • Deposit

    Atwood, W.W., 1911, Geology and mineral resources of parts of the Alaska Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 467, 137 p.

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1921, The future of Alaska mining, in Martin G.C. and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, 1917: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 714, p. 5-57.

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1980, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in fifteen quadrangles in southwestern and west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-909, 103 p.

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., White, W.H., and DuBois, G.D., 1988, Brief descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in the Port Moller and Stepovak Bay quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-666, 128 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Detterman, R.L., Miller, J. W., and Case, J.E., 1995, Geologic map of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2272, 1 map sheet, 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.

  • Deposit

    Wedow, Helmuth, Jr., White, M.G., and Moxham, R.M., 1952, Interim report on an appraisal of the uranium possibilities of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 52-165, 124 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Atwood, 1909

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located on land selected or patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 23-DEC-2000 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey