Unnamed (northeast of Ramsey Bay)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum, Silver, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308210
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (northeast of Ramsey Bay)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.99244, 55.78925 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is located on the Alaska Peninsula near the head of an unnamed creek draining into Ramsey Bay (Christie, 1974, color anomaly 86; MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 4; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 4). The map site is at an elevation of about 2,200 feet, in the SW1/4 of sec. 22, T. 49 S., R. 69 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Primary
Silver Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.99244, 55.78925

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks at this occurrence consist either of sedimentary units of the Miocene Bear Lake Formation or of volcanic and sedimentary units of the Oligocene to Eocene Stepovak Bay Formation (Wilson and others, 1995). Christie (1974) noted a small color anomaly at this location. He collected one silt sample that contained 48 ppm copper, 4 ppm molybdenum, 63 ppm zinc, and 1.6 ppm silver. MacKevett and Holloway (1977) describe the occurrence as an altered zone in Tertiary rocks.
  • 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

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = This site was very briefly examined and sampled by an Aleut-Quintana-Duval joint venture in 1974 (Christie, 1974).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SB004

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Christie, J.S., 1974, Aleut-Quintana-Duval 1974 joint venture, final report: Unpublished Quintana Minerals Corporation report, 24 p., 3 appendices, 2 maps. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)

  • 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 = Christie, 1974

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This site is on land selected by the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-OCT-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey