West Side of Crillon Inlet

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Nickel

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10258403
MAS/MILS ID 0021110001
Record type Site
Current site name West Side of Crillon Inlet
Alternate or previous names Lituya Bay Copper

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -137.48542, 58.6525 (WGS84)
Elevation 303
Location accuracy 500(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 037 S 048 E 21 NE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Nickel Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcocite Unknown
Chlorite Unknown
Epidote Unknown
Goethite Unknown
Hornblende Unknown
Pyrite Unknown
Quartz Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -137.48542, 58.6525

Ore body information

  • Depth to top 0M
    Area 3HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 OTHER
    Shape of Orebody #1 UNKNOWN
    Primary mode of Origin MAGMATIC DIFFER
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Total Surface Area (HA) 3
    Date of Last Modification 830408

Comments on the geologic information

  • GABBROIC DIKE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1943

Mining district

District name Juneau District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Minerals Only

Land status

Ownership category National Wilderness

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0021110001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    B947D p. 71

  • Deposit

    P632 p. 64

  • Deposit

    OF78-316 p. 33

  • Deposit

    OF78-494 p. C93

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NO ALASKA KARDEX. FLOAT SAMPLES GEOCHEMICALLY ANALYZED. AAS REVEALED 1,600 PPM CU, 0.15 PPM AU, 1 PPM AG, 2,000 PPM NI, & 300 PPM CO NO MINERALS NAMED.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-FEB-1988 Sbh U.S. Bureau of Mines