Unnamed (northwest of the head of Watana River)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307577
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (northwest of the head of Watana River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.95276, 63.02761 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,200 feet, northwest of the head of Watana River. The map site is about 1.7 miles southwest of the 'elbow' of Butte Creek, in the NW1/4 of sec. 9, T. 22 S., R. 2 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2500 feet. This is location B11 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.95276, 63.02761

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of this occurrence are Upper Jurassic or Lower Cretaceous metagraywacke cut by Lower Tertiary? granite. The occurrence is described as copper-rich. Samples contain 38 ppm copper, 12 ppm lead, and 71 ppm zinc (Balen, 1990: OFR 34-90).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface samples only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE157

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from the Bureau of Mines Investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Balen, 1990 (OFR 34-90)

Reporter information

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