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Mt Eielson District (Copper Mtn District), Denali NP and Preserve, Denali Borough, Alaska, USAi
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Mt Eielson District (Copper Mtn District)Mining District
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Latitude & Longitude:
63° North , 150° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~175km
Locality type:


The main group of deposits is on the north flank of Mt Eielson and extends for about 4 miles, from Glacier Creek (on the east side of Muldrow Glacier) to Bald Mtn (south of Sunrise Creek).

The peak known as Mt Eielson was originally called Copper Mtn, and originally in Mt McKinley NP. At the time of the mineral discovery in 1920, claim location and mining were legal in the national park.

There has been no substantial work in the area since the 1940s.

In general, all the mineral occurrences on the north flank of Mt Mckinley historically have been considered as part of the Kantishna Hills District, some have however segregated the mineralized area near Mt Eielson as the Mt Eielson (or Copper Mtn) District.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


36 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
'Garnierite'
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: USGS OFR 2004-1200(Hawley,2004)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Garnierite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Garnierite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S StibniteSb2S3
S MilleriteNiS
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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