Hardscratch

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308129
Record type Site
Current site name Hardscratch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.58242, 55.25923 (WGS84)
Relative position This approximately located occurrence is about 2 miles west of Hardscratch Point on Popof Strait (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 15; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 15). The map site is at an elevation of about 550 feet, in the SW1/4 of sec. 7, T. 57 S., R. 75 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.58242, 55.25923

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This site is described as altered zones in Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977). The rocks in this area are mapped as Popof volcanic rocks of late Eocene to early Oligocene age (Wilson and others, 1995).
  • Age = Eocene or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM056

Bibliographic references

  • 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.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = MacKevett and Holloway, 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located on land selected or patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-JAN-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey