Arsine

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum, Arsenic

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307333
Record type Site
Current site name Arsine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.66332, 67.65973 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is at an elevation of about 5,100 feet near the head of Anderson Creek, a south-flowing tributary of Baby Creek (junction of secs. 21, 22, 27, 28, T. 33 N., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian) approximately 12 1/2 miles north-northwest of Chandalar. The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Primary
Arsenic Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Molybdenite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.66332, 67.65973

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The property is near a thrust fault in lower Paleozoic metamorphic rocks between two masses of the Devonian(?) granitic Baby Creek batholith (DeYoung, 1978). No description of the occurrence is available. DeYoung (1978) noted that six claims were located in 1975 and listed the commodities of interest as Au and As. The U.S. Bureau of Mines, however, lists the commodities of interest as unspecified Cu and Mo sulfides and by-product As (Maas, 1987). As a Cu-Mo occurrence, the property is interesting because it is near the Geroe Creek porphyry prospect (CH053).
  • Ore Material = Unspecified copper
  • Ore Material = an unspecified arsenic mineral

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chandalar

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Six claims located in 1975 by Oil Development Co. of Texas.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CH052

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DeYoung, J.H., Jr., 1978, Mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-878-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Dillon, J.T., 1982, Source of lode and placer gold deposits of the Chandalar and upper Koyukuk Districts: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Open-File Report 158, 25 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Maas, K.M., 1987, Maps summarizing land availability for mineral exploration and development in northern Alaska, 1986: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 10-87, 33 quadrangle overlays.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Maas, 1987 (USBM OFR 10-87)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Alaska Kardex No. 031-067 (Kardex is a card file mining claim information system located at the State of Alaska DNR Public Information Center in Fairbanks).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-NOV-99 J.M. Britton U.S. Geological Survey