Pmrgx-22

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308106
Record type Site
Current site name Pmrgx-22

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.57544, 55.71124 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of this occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,200 feet on the northeast side of the ridge between Lawrence Creek and Grass Valley. It is in the NE1/4 of sec. 4, T. 52 S., R. 73 W. Seward Meridian. It is referred to as PMRGX-22 by Wilson and others (1988, locality 70). The location is accurate to within 1200 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification?

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.57544, 55.71124

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence represents a group of four samples collected on the periphery of an altered silcic (silicified?) pluton intruding the Paleocene to Eocene Tolstoi Formation (Wilson and others, 1988; 1995). The northernmost of the four samples was from a basalt(?) plug or sill. The samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's and were reported to be anomalous in copper 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 84ACe194-197, collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980s were reported to be anomalous in copper 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 PM030

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Angeloni, L.M., Wilson, F.H., and Sutlet, S., 1985, Map and tables showing preliminary rock geochemical data, Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-470, 179 p., 1 map sheet, 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 Other Comments = the site is located near the boundary between state land and the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge.

Reporter information

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