Unnamed (upper Chute Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307539
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (upper Chute Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.71784, 63.90164 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 5,400 feet, on the east side of the valley of upper Chute Creek. The map site is about 1.25 mile northwest of VABM 7437 (Al), in the SE1/4 of sec. 3, T. 12 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The accuracy of the location is within 0.25 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Malachite Ore
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) Oxidation of copper mineral(s) to malachite.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Cambrian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.71784, 63.90164

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Prospect is in the Lower Paleozoic Keevy Peak Formation and consists of surficial malachite in quartz-sericite schist.
  • Age = Mineralization was probably syngenetic with the host rocks (Early Paleozoic).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bonnifield

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Exploration consists of surface sampling and trenching.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE100

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    www.grayd.com, 1999.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = www.grayd.com, 1999

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-00 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation