Chandalar Copper

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307344
Record type Site
Current site name Chandalar Copper
Alternate or previous names Verna Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.12336, 67.87973 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,500 feet about 1/2 mile west of the North Fork Chandalar River and about 2 miles northwest of the confluence of Quartz Creek and the North Fork Chandalar River (SE1/4 sec. 4, T. 35 N., R. 7 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). This site corresponds to loc. 15 in DeYoung (1978). The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.12336, 67.87973

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence is in an area mapped by Brosgi and Reiser (1964) as Hunt Fork Shale (black slate, phyllite, and phyllitic siltstone) with intercalated greenstones (schistose hornblende and/or pyroxene diorite and andesitic flows(?)). The prospect appears to be near a contact between these two units. Eight lode claims were located in 1968 with some prospecting reported through 1973. No other descriptive information is available.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Koyukuk

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Prospecting.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CH104

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

    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 = DeYoung, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = the name Verna Creek is the name shown for this occurrence in Maas (1987 [USBM OFR 10-87]) although there is no Verna Creek shown on the topographic map. Alaska Kardex No. 031-054 (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