Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; sphalerite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 67.25
Longitude -157
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Location and accuracy Located on ridge north of the Ambler River in T. 21 N., R. 9 E., Kateel River Meridian. Location accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This deposit consists of chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite hosted in quartz-muscovite-chlorite schist; massive greenstone; intercalated phyllite, limestone, and quartz-muscovite schist; and calcareous schist. The ore minerals and host rocks lie on the south limb of the Kalurivik Arch. Protoliths for the host rocks are interpreted to be Devonian volcanic flows and tuffs intercalated with clastic and chemical sedimentary rocks (unpublished Noranda Report, 1975).
Geologic map unit (-157.002777143911, 67.2494619036358)
Mineral deposit model Kuroko (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 28a).
Mineral deposit model number 28a
Age of mineralization Devonian.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Geochemical sampling in 1975.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A106048
Reporters S.W. Nelson (USGS retired)
Last report date 5/12/1997