NE Pika Canyon

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308373
Record type Site
Current site name NE Pika Canyon

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.31264, 63.84976 (WGS84)
Relative position The NE Pika Canyon prospect is located in section 22, T. 24 N., R. 21 E., of the Copper River Meridian and covers an area of about 1 square mile. It is located just to the northeast of Pika Canyon prospect (TC023), and two miles north of Fishhook prospect (TC009). The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.31264, 63.84976

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The geology at the NE Pika Canyon prospect consists of three main units: Precambrian or early Paleozoic gneiss and schist; Paleozoic phyllite and schist; and a Tertiary mafic volcanic unit. The igneous rocks within the prospect area range in composition from felsic to mafic. Many NE-trending faults as well as intense folding dominate the area (Gill, 1977). . During 1974-1976, soil, rock chip, and stream-sediment sampling were conducted on the prospect, as well as a ground magnetic survey on a 200 by 500 foot grid (Gill, 1977, p. 2). The soil samples showed anomalous values for copper and zinc, but it is uncertain whether the anomalies represent zoning related to a structurally controlled copper-zinc deposit (Gill, 1977, p. 87). Cities Services Mineral Corp. also drilled two holes on the property in 1976 (Cities Services Mineral Corp. Annual Labor Reports, unpublished claim reports, 1976).
  • Age = Tertiary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active?

Mining district

District name Fortymile

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = During 1974-1976, soil samples, rock chip samples, and stream-sediment samples were taken, and a ground magnetics survey was conducted. The soil samples and the survey were taken on a 200 by 500 foot grid (Gill, 1977, p. 2). NE Pika Canyon has probably been explored further since 1977.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TC017

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Gill, R., 1977, Geology and mineral deposits of the southwest quarter of the Tanacross D-1 quadrangle, Alaska: Golden, Colorado School of Mines, M.Sc. thesis, 129 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Gill, 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Structurally-controlled copper-zinc?

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 13-APR-99 Cameron, C.E. Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys