The Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska is a nickel and copper mine located in Alaska.
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Name: Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska
Primary Mineral: Nickel, Copper
Lat, Long: 58.5, -136.33333
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Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska MRDS details
Primary: Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska
Land ownership: National Park
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1919
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Exploration By Dmea Revealed That The Mafic Intrusive Where The Sulfide Mineralization Occurs Is Pipelike In Form, Consisting Of Gabbro And Norite. The Pipe Plunges Approximately 30 Degrees E. Along A Contact Between Quartz-Sericite Schists And Overlying Graphitic Pyhillite. It Has A Maximum Diameter Of 60-200 Feet And Has Been Explored For 900 Feet Downdip.
Analytical Data: ORE IS FOUND IN A PIPE-LIKE MAFIC INTRUSIVE COMPOSED MOSTLY OF SULFIDE-POOR GABBRO: TYPICAL SPECIMEN CONTAINING 55% PLAGIOCLASE, 30% AUGITE, 5% HORNBLENDE, 4% MAGNETITEILMENITE, 3% BIOTITE, 2% CHLORITE, AND 1% SULFIDES. THE PLAGIOCLASE RANGES FROM LABRADORITE (AN54) TO ANDESINE (AN38).
Reference (Deposit): CORNWALL, H.R., 1966, NICKEL DEPOSITS OF NORTH AMERICA: USGS BULL. 1223, P. 37, MAP P. 10-11
Reference (Deposit): REED, J.C., 1942, NICKEL-COPPER DEPOSIT AT FUNTER BAY, ADMIRALTY ISLAND, ALASKA: USGS BULL. 936-0, P. 349-361.
Reference (Deposit): CORNWALL, H.R., 1973: NICKEL, USGS PROF. PAPER 820, P. 440
Reference (Deposit): 1919 GEOLMAP JOHN MERTIE
Reference (Deposit): 1950 DIREXPL DEFENSE MINERALS EXPLORATION ADMINISTRATION
Reference (Reserve-Resource): CORNWALL, H.R., 1973, SEE REFERENCES
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