Shady Ridge

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308377
Record type Site
Current site name Shady Ridge

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.10257, 63.09974 (WGS84)
Relative position Shady Ridge prospect is a group of about 40 claims located in T. 15 N., R. 23 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The size of the claim is uncertain, and the location is accurate to within 5 square miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Primary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 79
USGS model code 21a
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu-Mo
Mark3 model number 2

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.10257, 63.09974

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Shady Ridge prospect is a group of 40 claims staked in the late 1970's. They are likely a porphyry Cu-Mo prospect (David Hedderly-Smith, oral communication, 1998). The regional geology is mapped as Mesozoic hornblende granodiorite (Foster, 1970).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Mining district

District name Fortymile

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface exploration.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TC025

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Foster, H.L., 1970, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Tanacross quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geological Investigations Map I-593, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This description

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Porphyry Cu-Mo (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21a)

Reporter information

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