Morris, Sheridan, Kupper, d Lee

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308346
Record type Site
Current site name Morris, Sheridan, Kupper, d Lee

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.39253, 59.56949 (WGS84)
Relative position Large pieces of quartz-chalcopyrite bearing float have been found on the east shore of James Lagoon, within the east arm of Nuka Bay. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-397) location 32. This location is accurate to within half a mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) None reported.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.39253, 59.56949

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Pieces of quartz float up to five feet in diameter containing chacopyrite have been found. Bedrock in this area is Cretaceous Valdez Group graywacke and slate, that has been intruded by Tertiary granitic dikes. (Cobb, 1979, OFR 80-87).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Homer

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • Reserves = None reported.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Martin and others (1915) report little physical exploration.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SV024

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Martin G.C., Johnson, B.L., and Grant, U.S., 1915, Geology and mineral resources of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 587, 243 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic minerals resources map of the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-397, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than minerals fuels and construction materials) in the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 80-87, 47 p.

  • Deposit

    Grant, U.S., and Higgins, D.F., Jr., 1910, Preliminary report on the mineral resources of the southern part of Kenai Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 442-D, p. 166-178.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1979

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Insufficient information to classify
Deposit Other Comments = This occurrence is within Kenai Fjords National Park; the area is closed to mineral entry.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-FEB-99 Jeff A. Huber U.S. Geological Survey