Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska

The Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska is a nickel and copper mine located in Alaska.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska  

State:  Alaska

County:  na

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Nickel, Copper

Lat, Long: 58.5, -136.33333

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Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Funter Bay, Admiralty Island-Nickel Deposit, Alaska


Commodity

Primary: Nickel
Primary: Copper


Location

State: Alaska


Land Status

Land ownership: National Park
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1919
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

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Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

Type: L
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.


Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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).


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pentlandite
Ore: Pyrrhotite


Comments

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References

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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