Unnamed (at the head of Kuiukta Bay)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Silver, Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307313
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (at the head of Kuiukta Bay)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -158.51245, 56.18928 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is located in T. 46 S., R. 59 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is at the head of Kuiukta Bay (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 6). Site location is accurate to within 1 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary
Lead Secondary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 53
USGS model code 17
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu
Mark3 model number 4

Nearby scientific data

(1) -158.51245, 56.18928

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This site appears to be underlain by a Tertiary pluton (Detterman and others, 1981). MacKevett and Holloway (1977) suggest that this occurrence is a porphyry-type deposit associated with an altered Tertiary intrusion. The U.S. Bureau of Mines (1973) lists the commodities at this site as gold, lead, and silver and indicates that claims were active here during the mid-1960's.
  • Age = Tertiary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = There were active claims at this site in the mid-1960's (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973)

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CG015

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Porphyry copper? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 17)
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located within the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 08-FEB-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey