Unnamed (on Gareloi Island)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307455
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on Gareloi Island)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -178.77232, 51.75887 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is located near the southeast coast of Gareoli Island approximately 1 1/2 miles east of triangulation point Gareoli. Site is accurate to within 2 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Atacamite Ore
Paratacamite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -178.77232, 51.75887

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Copper sublimate occurs on the scoriaceous surface of a lava flow (Coats, 1951). This material was found to be a mixture of atacamite and paratacamite.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Aleutian Islands

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The U.S. Geological Survey mapped this area in the 1950's (Coats, 1951).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF GI001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Coats, R.R., 1951, Geologic reconnaissance of Gareloi Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1028-J, 7 p., 1 map sheet, scale 1 inch equals 3/4 mile.

  • Deposit

    Fraser, G.D., and Barnett, F.H., 1959, Geology of the Delarof and westernmost Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1028-I, 37 p., 4 map sheets, scale 1:250,000 and 1:25,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Coats, 1951

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located in the Aleutian Maritime Wildlife Refuge.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-JAN-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey