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Kennecott, Nizina District, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, USAi
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Nizina DistrictMining District
Valdez-Cordova Census AreaCensus Area
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
61° 29' 10'' North , 142° 53' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:


National Historic Landmark.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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Mineral List

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23 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 546; USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: USGS OFR 99-342
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:296-300; USGS OFR 99-342
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:296-300; USGS OFR 99-342
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: USGS OFR 99-342
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: USGS Bull 1323
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Ice
Formula: H2O
Description: Glacier eroded vein and was mined for 200,000 tons of copper ore.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:296-300
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
Reference: USGS OFR 99-342
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003); USGS OFR 99-342
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: USGS OFR 2003-404(Hudson,2003)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Anilite2.BA.10Cu7S4
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Idaite2.CB.15aCu5FeS6
Luzonite2.KA.10Cu3AsS4
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ice4.AA.05H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Anilite2.4.7.5Cu7S4
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Idaite2.9.14.1Cu5FeS6
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Luzonite3.2.2.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Ice4.1.2.1H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
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 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H IceH2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O IceH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S AniliteCu7S4
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S GalenaPbS
S LuzoniteCu3AsS4
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S IdaiteCu5FeS6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe IdaiteCu5FeS6
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu AniliteCu7S4
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu LuzoniteCu3AsS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu IdaiteCu5FeS6
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As LuzoniteCu3AsS4
As OrpimentAs2S3
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 1623910
Unconsolidated surficial deposits, undivided

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Drift of older glaciations. Includes lake deposits in the Chitina River valley.

Lithology: Unconsolidated

Reference: Wilson, F.H., Hults, C.P., Mull, C.G, and Karl, S.M. (compilers). Geologic map of Alaska. doi: 10.3133/sim3340. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3340, pamphlet 196. [21]

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 653069
Supracrustal; Sedimentary and/or volcanic: undivided

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Okhotsk, Bering Sea, Pacific Alaska, Alaska Range

Comments: Orogen, magmatic arc/suite; Wilson & Hults, unpublished compilation, 2007-08

Lithology: Sedimentary and/or volcanic rock: undivided

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3191593
Mesozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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