Mentasta Pass

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Semiprecious Gemstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233972
MRDS ID A002351
MAS/MILS ID 0020780091
Record type Site
Current site name Mentasta Pass

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -143.64453, 62.93249 (WGS84)
Elevation 762
Location accuracy 10(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 013 N 009 E 02 CSW Alaska


Commodity Importance
Semiprecious Gemstone Primary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -143.64453, 62.93249

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1956
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Tok

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Patton, L. L.
    Interest 100
    Home office Utah
    Year 1967

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020780091
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A002351 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    P15 p. 47

  • Deposit


  • Deposit

    OF508 p. 96

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GR 30

  • Deposit

    USGS MAP MF-655K

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-JUL-1991 Carnes, R. David U.S. Bureau of Mines