Unnamed (on Spectacle Island)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308216
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on Spectacle Island)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.7324, 55.11925 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of this occurrence is at an elevation of about 500 feet, above the northwest shore of Spectacle Island in East Nagai Strait. It is referred to as SBRGX-38 in Wilson and others (1988, locality 12). The location is accurate to within 1 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.7324, 55.11925

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock at this site is Cretaceous mudstone (Wilson and others, 1995). Wilson and others (1988) reported anomalous zinc values in rocks collected in this area.

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 samples 84ACe97, 98, 100, collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's, were reported to be anomalous in zinc (Wilson and others, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SB012

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 Other Comments = This occurrence is located on lands selected by the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-NOV-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey