Wagner

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308558
Record type Site
Current site name Wagner

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.64594, 60.88949 (WGS84)
Relative position The adit of the Wagner prospect is at the 300 foot elevation on the west side of Boulder Bay. The site is in the NE1/4 sec. 28, T. 11 S., R 8 W., of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate to within 500 ft. This prospect is shown as #6 in Cobb (1972: MF-392) and as C-89 in Jansons and others (1984).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 90
USGS model code 24a
Deposit model name Massive sulfide, Cyprus
Mark3 model number 11

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.64594, 60.88949

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks at this prospect are mafic volcanic rocks and sedimentary rocks of the Tertiary Orca Group (Nelson and others, 1985). The deposit consists of quartz-chalcopyrite lenses in a shear zone in graywacke (Cobb, 1979: OFR 79-973). Workings visible in the 1980s consisted of one caved adit (Jansons and others, 1984), originally reported to be 285 feet long (Cobb, 1979: OFR 79-973). A selected grab sample from the dump contained 39 ppm Cu (Jansons and others, 1984).
  • Age = Probably Tertiary based on the age of the host rocks.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Copper River

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Workings visible in the 1980s consisted of one caved adit (Jansons and others, 1984), originally reported to be 285 feet long (Cobb, 1979: OFR 79-973). A selected grab sample from the dump contained 39 ppm Cu (Jansons and others, 1984).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CV005

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral occurrences in the Chugach National Forest, Southcentral Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Crowe, D.E., Nelson, S.W., Brown, P.E., Shanks III, W.C., and Valley, J.W., 1992, Geology and geochemistry of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and related igneous rocks, Prince William Sound, south-central Alaska: Economic Geology, v. 87, p. 1722-1746.

  • Deposit

    Crowe, D.E., Nelson, S.W., Brown, P.E., Shanks III, W.C., and Valley, J.W., 1993, Geology and geochemistry of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and related igneous rocks, Prince William Sound, south-central Alaska-A reply: Economic Geology, v. 88, p. 1285-1288.

  • Deposit

    Sainsbury, C.L., 1993, Geology and geochemistry of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and related igneous rocks, Prince William Sound, south-central Alaska, A discussion: Economic Geology, v. 88, p. 1284-1285.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Cordova quadragle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report OF 79-973, 73 p.

  • Deposit

    Nelson, S.W., Dumoulin, J. A., and Miller, M.L., 1985, Geologic map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1645-B, 16 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Cordova quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-392, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Jansons and others, 1984

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)
Deposit Other Comments = Nelson and others (1985) interpret the country rocks as accreted ocean crust. Crowe and others (1992; 1993) and Sainsbury (1993) discuss the genesis of the volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits in this area. Chugach Alaska Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska has control of these lands. This site is shown as a 'mine' on the map. Since there was no production from this deposit it is designated herein as a 'prospect.'

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUN-2000 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey