Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233928
MRDS ID A000707
MAS/MILS ID 0020960079
Record type Site
Current site name Steinmetz
Alternate or previous names Putz and Steinmetz, Ska Lode, Alaska, Pioneer, Sourdough, Alaska Commercial Co.

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -146.54034, 60.85149 (WGS84)
Elevation 8
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Copper River 012 S 007 W 06 SWSESW Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Pyrrhotite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -146.54034, 60.85149

Ore body information

  • Strike N64E
    Dip 65N
    Width 0.9M
    Length 27M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 SHEAR ZONE
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #2 TABULAR
    Type of Orebody #3 DISSEMINATED
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control FOLDING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N64E
    Date of Last Modification 881017

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Joseph Putz And Peter Steinmetz
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1978

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1984
    Inferred 551mt ore
    Total resources 551mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Copper Cu 2.27 wt-pct Copper Major 1984
    Gold Au 0.67 g/mt Gold Trace 1984

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings consist of a 19.8 m.-long adit at the 7.6 m. elevation. A vertical shaft 7.6 m. deep located 8.2 m. east of the adit, and several opencuts.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020960079
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A000707 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 096-033

  • Deposit

    B605 pp. 110-111

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    RI5320 p. 18

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    B542g pp. 86-124

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    OF79-973 75 pp.

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    B1139 363 pp.

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    MIRL 27 p. 58

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    MLA5-84 218 pp., (Locality C-72)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-OCT-1988 Wlg U.S. Bureau of Mines