Hawkins Island #1

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307376
Record type Site
Current site name Hawkins Island #1

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.83149, 60.5546 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 200 feet on the east side of Mud Bay on Hawkins Island. It is in the W1/2 Sec. 19, T. 15 S., R. 3 W., of the Copper River Meridian. Accuracy of the location is to within 1000 ft. Location corresponds to site C-45 in Jansons and others (1984).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.83149, 60.5546

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of pyrite in slate and graywacke of the Tertiary Orca Group. The slate contains up to 15% pyrite. A single grab sample collected in 1980 contained 36 ppm Cu (Jansons and others, 1984).
  • Age = Probably Tertiary based on the age of the host rocks (Nelson and others, 1985).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Copper River

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The slate contains up to 15% pyrite. A single grab sample collected in 1980 contained 36 ppm Cu (Jansons and others, 1984).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CV044

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral occurrences in the Chugach National Forest, Southcentral Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Nelson, S.W., Dumoulin, J. A., and Miller, M.L., 1985, Geologic map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1645-B, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Nelson, S.W., Dumoulin, J. A., and Miller, M.L., 1985, Geologic map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1645-B, 16 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Jansons and others, 1984

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Chugach Alaska Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska has control of these lands.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUN-00 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey