Unnamed (near hill 5330, south of the Slana River)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307491
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near hill 5330, south of the Slana River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.16265, 62.97968 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 4,600 feet on a northeast facing slope about one-third of a mile north of hill 5330. It is in the NW1/4SE1/4, section 19, T. 14 N., R. 7 E. Copper River Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.16265, 62.97968

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This copper occurrence is on the projected trend of Richter's Jurassic diorite to quartz diorite complex (1966; also Richter and Matson, 1968) but the bedrock at the occurrence is unknown. A chalcopyrite occurrence was reported here by WGM Inc. (1980, fig. 3). No other data is known on the occurrence. See also GU039 which is nearby.
  • Age = Possibly associated with emplacement of Richter's (1966) Jurassic quartz-diorite complex.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chistochina

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Probably only natural exposures.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF GU040

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., 1966, Geology of the Slana district on south-central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geological Report 2l, 36b p., 3 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., and Matson, N.A., 1968, Distribution of gold and some base metals in the Slana area, eastern Alaska Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 593, 20 p.

  • Deposit

    WGM Inc., 1980, 1979 Summary report of gold potential, Slana District, Ahtna project: WGM Inc., 10 p., 1:63,360-scale map. (Report held by Ahtna Mineral Co., Anchorage, Alaska).

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = WGM Inc., 1980

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Additional information can be obtained from Ahtna Minerals in Anchorage, Alaska.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-DEC-00 W.T. Ellis Alaska Earth Sciences
Reporter 07-DEC-00 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 07-DEC-00 W.J. Nokleberg U.S. Geological Survey