Unnamed (south side of Tuluksak River)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307250
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (south side of Tuluksak River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.97283, 60.98932 (WGS84)
Relative position This lode occurrence is on the south side of the Tuluksak River, within an area of placer workings (BH014). The occurrence is in bedrock that was dredged during placer mining. The location is approximate. The map site is just inside the north boundary of section 5, T 10 N, R 60 W, of the Seward Meridian. It is locality 3 of Cobb (1972 [MF 455]) and of Hoare and Cobb (1977).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Jurassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.97283, 60.98932

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hoare and Coonrad (1959) reported that copper-bearing minerals had been observed in andesitic bedrock dredged from the base of the Tuluksak River placer deposit (BH014). They show a lode copper prospect approximately at this map site but the accuracy of this location is not known. Bedrock in the area is Jurassic andesitic and basaltic volcanic rocks (Box and others, 1993).
  • Age = Jurassic or younger; host rocks to copper minerals are Jurassic andesitic and basaltic volcanic rocks (Box and others, 1993).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Aniak

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BH013

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Cobb, E.H., 1977, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bethel, Goodnews, and Russian Mission quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-156, 98 p.

  • Deposit

    Box, S.E, Moll-Stalcup, E.J., Frost, T.P., and Murphy, J.M., 1993, Preliminary geologic map of the Bethel and southern Russian Mission quadrangles, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2226-A, 20 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bethel quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-455, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Coonrad, W.L., 1959, Geologic map of the Bethel quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-285, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hoare and Coonrad, 1959

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 24-MAR-01 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology