Pmrgx-14

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Arsenic, Copper, Antimony, Tin

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308114
Record type Site
Current site name Pmrgx-14

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.12644, 55.73025 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is located on the Alaska Peninsula on the east shore of upper American Bay. It is in the SE1/4 of sec. 29, T. 51 S., R. 70 W., of the Seward Meridian. This site is referred to as PMRGX-14 in Wilson and others (1988, locality 63). The location is accurate to within 1,200 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Arsenic Secondary
Copper Secondary
Antimony Secondary
Tin Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.12644, 55.73025

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of a 3-inch vein of fine-grained, massive sulfides in andesite that intrudes sedimentary units of the Paleocene to Eocene Tolstoi Formation (Wilson and others, 1995). The locality is approximately 2,500 feet southeast of the contact of the American Bay batholith. One rock sample collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's was reported to be anomalous in antimony, arsenic, copper, lead, silver, tin, and zinc (Wilson and others, 1988).
  • Age = Tertiary.

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 83APk33 collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980s was reported to be anomalous in antimony, arsenic, copper, lead, silver, tin, 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 PM039

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 Model Name = Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located on land selected by the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 23-JAN-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey