Unnamed (northwest shore of Road Island)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308229
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (northwest shore of Road Island)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.49944, 55.85226 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is on the northwest shore of Road Island in Ivanof Bay. It is referred to as SBRGX-51 in Wilson and others (1988, locality 25). The location is accurate to within 1,200 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.49944, 55.85226

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence is in within volcanic rocks of the Eocene to Oligocene Meshik Formation (Wilson and others, 1995). A sample from a lahar deposit collected at this site by the U.S. Geological Survey is reported to be anomalous in copper and gold (Wilson and others, 1988).

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 sample 83AWs84, collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's, was reported to be anomalous in gold and copper (Wilson and others, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SB025

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 09-NOV-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey