Unnamed (west of Big River)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc, Arsenic, Antimony, Tin

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308231
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west of Big River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.82245, 55.96925 (WGS84)
Relative position This site represents eight rock geochemical sample sites spread over a radius of 3 miles west of Big River. The map site, at the approximate center of this area, is at an elevation of 500 feet on a west tributary of Big River, in the SW1/4 of sec. 17, T. 49 S., R. 68 W., of the Seward Meridian. The site is referred to as SBRGX-53 in Wilson and others (1988, locality 27).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary
Arsenic Secondary
Antimony Secondary
Tin Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.82245, 55.96925

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The area of this occurrence is underlain by several Tertiary formations, most of which are sedimentary (Wilson and others, 1995). Eight rock samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey were reported to be anomalous in one or more of the following: copper, zinc, antimony, tin, and arsenic (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 samples 84AWs182, 84AGe33, 84ADt200, 84AJm668-669, 84AYb610, and 84ACe142-143, collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980's, were reported to be anomalous in one or more of the following: copper, zinc, antimony, tin, and arsenic (Wilson and others, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SB027

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 site is located on land interim-conveyed to, or patented by, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-NOV-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey