Unnamed (west end of Reindeer Hills)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307566
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west end of Reindeer Hills)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.86882, 63.4006 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,900 feet, on the western end of the Reindeer Hills. The map site is in the NE1/4 of sec. 34, T. 17 S., R. 7 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1500 feet. This is location 11 of Clark and Cobb (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 79
USGS model code 21a
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu-Mo
Mark3 model number 2

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.86882, 63.4006

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of this occurrence include Lower Cretaceous to Upper Jurassic, monotonous, intensely deformed and locally highly metamorphosed, turbidites, and Oligocene granitic and other felsic intrusive rocks that cut the strata. The deposit consists of chalcopyrite and molybdenite in the Oligocene intrusive rocks (Berg and Cobb, 1967).
  • Age = Probably Oligocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bonnifield

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = There has been surface sampling only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE145

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Berg and Cobb, 1967

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Porphyry Cu-Mo(?) (Cox and Singer, 1986; 21a)

Reporter information

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