Happy Jack Copper Mining Co

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097487
MRDS ID A010401
Record type Site
Current site name Happy Jack Copper Mining Co
Alternate or previous names Copper Queen, Hogan Bay

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.73641, 60.18372 (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
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Basalt Altered To Greenstone

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Orca Group;Orca Group
    Rock description Orca Group;Orca Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.73641, 60.18372

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Basalt Intrudes Sediments Near Shear Zone

Ore body information

  • Thickness 0.91M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on the production information

  • A FEW TONS OF ORE OF UNKNOWN TENOR WERE SHIPPED

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 548.64M

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO TUNNELS AT ALTITUDES OF 250 FEET AND 450 FEET INTERSECT ORE BODY AND ARE A COMBINED LENGTH OF 1200 FT. A TUNNEL DRIVEN 1200 FEET AT SEA LEVEL FAILED TO INTERSECT ORE BODY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010401

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 443, P. 68-69

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 219-220

  • Deposit

    USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES 880-A, LOCATION 253

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 80-621, P. 100

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SHEAR ZONE 1 TO 3 FEET THICK HAS MINERALIZED QUARTZ VEIN.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 13-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey