Tansey 2

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307395
Record type Site
Current site name Tansey 2

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.94649, 60.46359 (WGS84)
Relative position The prospect is at an elevation of less than 100 feet at the southwest tip of the Heney Range peninsula. It is in the SW1/4 sec. 21, T. 16 S., R. 4 W., of the Copper River Meridian. Site is SE of VABM Camp and is accurately located to within 1000 ft. Shown as site C-43 by 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
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.94649, 60.46359

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect reportedly consists of quartz veinlets in Orca Group slate (Jansons and others, 1984). One grab sample collected in the early 1980s contained 42 ppm Cu.
  • Age = Probably Tertiary based on the age of the host rock (Nelson and others, 1985).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Copper River

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Open cut reported by Jansons and others (1984). However, site could not be found during exploration by private industry in 1986 (Bill Ellis, personal commun., Jan. 2000). One grab sample collected in the early 1980s contained 42 ppm Cu.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CV066

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