Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals bornite; chalcopyrite; cuprite
Gangue minerals pyrite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 67.41
Longitude -156.59
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Location and accuracy Located on ridge north of Ulaneak Creek in T. 23 N., R. 10 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 48 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

18 ft (6 m) thick quartz vein carrying bornite, chalcopyrite, cuprite and pyrite; occurrence is in limestone in saddle on ridge near contact with granite.
Geologic map unit (-156.592776457725, 67.4094728598643)
Mineral deposit model Skarn (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 18b)?
Mineral deposit model number 18b

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A011895
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS)
Last report date 10/26/1992