Unnamed (southeast of Atigun Pass)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Beryllium, Molybdenum, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308172
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (southeast of Atigun Pass)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.4134, 68.07973 (WGS84)
Relative position Site is at an elevation of about 5,700 ft. approximately 3 1/2 miles SE of Atigun Pass (NW1/4 sec. 5, T. 16 S., R. 12 E., of the Umiat Meridian); Location accurate within 1-mile radius.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Beryllium Secondary
Molybdenum Secondary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) Sericite and Fe staining.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.4134, 68.07973

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Occurrence is described as Upper Devonian Kanayut Conglomerate with abundant quartz veins, sericite, iron-oxide staining, and pyrite (Menzie and others, 1985). Geochemical analysis shows 50 ppm Cu, 10 ppm Mo, 50 ppm Pb, 1 ppm Be, and 40 ppm Zn (Menzie and others, 1985; USGS field station 75 ABE138).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chandalar

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PS010

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Menzie, W.D., Reiser, H.N., Brosgi, W.P., and Detterman, R.L., 1985, Map showing distribution of mineral resources (excepting oil and gas) in the Philip Smith Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Investigations Map MF-879-C, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Menzie and others, 1985

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-NOV-99 J.M. Britton U.S. Geological Survey