Aurora Mt.

Prospect, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Other commodities Ag; Co; Zn
Ore minerals azurite; bornite; chalcopyrite; malachite
Gangue minerals dolomite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 67.062
Longitude -157.092
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Location and accuracy Located 4.5 mi. (7.2 km) west of Bornite on ridge in sec. 10, T. 19 N., R. 8 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 21 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978). Location accurate to within 1000 ft. (300 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Three types of mineralization reported (Cobb and Mayfield, 1981, p. A4): 1. dolomitic zones containing disseminated blebs of chalcopyrite and bornite; malachite on weathered surfaces; 2. layered pyrite and chalcopyrite in schist; 3. malachite and azurite in quartz veins. Considered a hydrothermal replacement-type deposit in dolomite and dolomite breccia (Nana Development Corp., written communication, 1997).
Geologic map unit (-157.094753725745, 67.0614512724994)
Mineral deposit model Kipushi (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 32c).
Mineral deposit model number 32c
Age of mineralization Devonian.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospect located on Nana Corporation lands currently (1997) under exploration that includes geologic mapping, geochemical sampling, and diamond drilling. Additional exploration work completed by Kennecott Exploration in 1994 and 1995.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A011869
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS), S.W. Nelson (USGS retired)
Last report date 5/4/1997