Pmrgx-35

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308110
Record type Site
Current site name Pmrgx-35

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.53945, 55.82424 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is located on the Alaska Peninsula approximately 2.6 miles west of the west shore of Mud Bay (on Port Moller) and 3.2 miles east of Staniukovich Mountain. The site is 0.25 mile due east of the top of hill 1725. It is referred to as PMRGX-35 in Wilson and others (1988, locality 83). The location is accurate to within 2,500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary
Antimony Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.53945, 55.82424

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks at this site are basalt(?) flows of the Eocene to Oligocene Meshik Volcanics (Wilson and others, 1995). They are interbedded with volcanic breccia and contain pockets of sedimentary rocks containing abundant fossil oysters. Two samples collected here by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980s were reported to be anomalous in antimony, 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 84ACe174 and 86AWs394, collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980s, were reported to be anomalous in copper, zinc, and antimony (Wilson and others, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM034

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., 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 Other Comments = This site is located on land selected by the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-JAN-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey