Snyder Falls Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307379
Record type Site
Current site name Snyder Falls Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.5835, 60.6436 (WGS84)
Relative position Site is at an elevation of about 2000 feet near the head of Snyder Falls Creek. It is in the NE1/4 sec. 21, T. 14 S., R. 2 W., of the Copper River Meridian. Location of site is accurate to within 1000 ft. Location is the same as site C-24 of 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
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 90
USGS model code 24a
Deposit model name Massive sulfide, Cyprus
Mark3 model number 11

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.5835, 60.6436

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of small veinlets of chalcopyrite and of disseminated pyrite and pyrrhotite in greenstone 'pods' in sedimentary rocks of the Orca Group (Jansons and others, 1984; Nelson and others, 1985). These pods probably represent localized mafic flows or structurally disrupted flows. Ten grab samples analyzed from the area contained from 29 ppm to 3.35% Cu (Jansons, 1984).
  • Age = Probably Tertiary based on the age of the host rocks.

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 = Site was visited as part of a regional mineral assessment of the Chugach National Forest (Nelson and others, 1984; 1985; Jansons and others, 1984). Ten grab samples analyzed from the area contained from 29 ppm to 3.35% Cu (Jansons, 1984).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CV048

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., Miller, M.L., Barnes, D.F., Dumoulin, J.A., Goldfarb, R.J., Koski, R.A., Mull, C.G., Pickthorn, W.J., Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral resource potential of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1645-A, 24 p., 1 plate, 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 Model Name = Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)
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