Unnamed (tributary to Copper River)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307389
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (tributary to Copper River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.71249, 60.88962 (WGS84)
Relative position This placer occurrence is along a creek between Shiels Glacier and the Copper River. The placer extends 1.5 miles upstream from the Copper River. The map site is at the midpoint of the placer, in the S1/2 sec. 21, T. 11 S., R. 4 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The location of the site is accurate to within 2000 ft. The occurrence is shown as site P-4 in Jansons and others (1984).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.71249, 60.88962

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of small amounts of placer gold in alluvial and colluvial gravels derived from underlying metasedimentary rocks of the Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group (Nelson and others, 1985). A 0.1-cubic-yard sample contained 0.0009 oz. Au/cubic yard (Jansons and others, 1984).
  • Age = Holocene.

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 sampled as part of a U.S. Bureau of Mines and U.S.G.S. mineral resource assessment of the Chugach National Forest (Jansons and others, 1984; Nelson and others, 1984).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CV060

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 = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
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