Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308103
Record type Site
Current site name Pmrgx-20

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.49744, 55.60424 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of this occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,250 feet, on a ridge approximately 3.5 miles east of the head of Albatross Anchorage. The site is 0.15 mile southeast of the center of sec. 8, T. 53 S., R. 73 W., Seward Meridian (Christie, 1974, part of color anomaly 76; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 69). The site is referred to as PMRGX-20 by Wilson and others (1988). The location is accurate to within 1,200 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.49744, 55.60424

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = At this site altered andesitic dikes intrude altered Miocene volcanic and sedimentary rocks (Wilson and others, 1995). Three samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's were reported to be anomalous in copper, lead, and zinc (Wilson and others, 1988).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Rock samples 85AYb739-740 and 85AJm805 collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980s were reported to be anomalous in copper, lead, and zinc (Wilson and others, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM027

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Harris, E.E., and Bailey, E.A., 1987, Preliminary analytical results and sample locality map for rock samples collected in 1985 and 1986, Port Moller and Stepovak Bay quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-497, 44 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Christie, J.S., 1974, Aleut-Quintana-Duval 1974 joint venture, final report: Unpublished Quintana Minerals Corporation report, 24 p., 3 appendices, 2 maps. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., White, W.H., and DuBois, G.D., 1988, Brief descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in the Port Moller and Stepovak Bay quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-666, 128 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Detterman, R.L., Miller, J. W., and Case, J.E., 1995, Geologic map of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2272, 1 map sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Wilson and others, 1988

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = the site is located on land selected by the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 24-JAN-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey