Kametolook

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308212
Record type Site
Current site name Kametolook

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.05244, 55.91927 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of this occurrence is at an elevation of 500 feet, 0.9 mile due south of the top Red Bluff Mountain (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 7; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 7). The location is accurate to within 1 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.05244, 55.91927

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The rocks at this location consist of sedimentary units of the Paleocene to Eocene Tolstoy Formation (Wilson and others, 1995). The occurrence is described by MacKevett and Holloway (1977) as an altered zone associated with Tertiary granitic rocks. U.S. Geological Survey mapping in the mid-1980s shows no granitic plutons in the area (Wilson and others, 1988). Samples of sedimentary rock collected in this area by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's contained as much as 100 ppm copper, 20 ppm lead, and 150 ppm zinc (Angeloni and others, 1985).

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 = The U.S. Geological Survey mapped and sampled this area in the mid-1980's (Wilson and others, 1988). Samples of sedimentary rock contained as much as 100 ppm copper, 20 ppm lead, and 150 ppm zinc (Angeloni and others, 1985).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SB007

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.

  • 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 = Wilson and others, 1988

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This occurrence is located on land patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 03-NOV-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey