Fossil Bluffs Zinc Prospect

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096795
MRDS ID A013380
Record type Site
Current site name Fossil Bluffs Zinc Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.16748, 56.91445 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position 4.2 MI. SE OF CORNWALLIS PT., ON N SIDE OF CORNWALLIS PENINSULA
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS OF 84-837, LOC. 3 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.16748, 56.91445

Comments on the geologic information

  • LIMESTONE CONTAINS CRINOID, BRACHIOPOD FOSSILS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Kupreanof

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • DRILLING IN 1979.

Comments on development

  • DRILLED BY PRIVATE INDUSTRY IN 1979. CLAIMS STAKED IN AREA IN 1923. MUCH INTEREST IN AREA RECENTLY, WITH MANY CLAIMS STAKED IN 1970'S, MANY ACTIVE AS OF 1982.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013380

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 84-837, P. 7, 8, LOC. 3 (1984)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 80-793, TABLE 2, LOC. 16 (1980)

  • Other Database

    BAG-OF-84-837-3

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SPHALERITE-CALCITE CEMENTED, BRECCIATED CARBINIFEROUS FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE.
Deposit VERY LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON DEPOSIT. MUCH CURRENT INTEREST IN AREA, MAY CONTAIN EITHER VOLCANOGENIC MASSIVE SULFIDE OR MISSISSIPPI VALLEY-TYPE PB-ZN-BARITE DEPOSITS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1987 Niles, L.P. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey