Pmrgx-19

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308105
Record type Site
Current site name Pmrgx-19

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.52644, 55.69824 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of this occurrence is at an elevation of about 750 feet, near the middle fork of the headwaters of Lawrence Creek. This site is referred to as PMRGX-19 in Wilson and others (1988, locality 68). The location is accurate to within 2,500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 53
USGS model code 17
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu
Mark3 model number 4

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.52644, 55.69824

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of numerous quartz-pyrite veins in coarse-grained granodiorite (Wilson and others, 1988). One sample collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's was reported to be anomalous in copper and silver (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 sample 86AWs358, collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980s was reported to be anomalous in copper and silver (Wilson and others, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM029

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

    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 Model Name = Porphyry Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 17)
Deposit Other Comments = the site is located within the Alaska Peninsula Natural Wildlife Refuge.

Reporter information

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