Munzie Lode

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-6
Latitude 64.957
Longitude -146.517
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Location and accuracy The Munzie Lode is situated in the headwaters of Colorado Creek (BD012) which drains southwest into the Chena River. The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system reports mining claims in the NW1/4SW1/4 section 34, T. 2 N., R. 6 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. It is locality 25 of Menzie and Foster (1979), who summarized relevant references under the name 'Munzie Lode'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Munzie Lode is situated in the headwaters of Colorado Creek (BD012) which flows into the Chena River. Weber and others (1978) described the bedrock in the drainage as primarily upper-greenschist to lower amphibolite facies quartzite and schists with some marble, argillite and phyllite. A granodiorite to quartz monzonite pluton of Tertiary to Cretaceous age is north of the lode area. Locally, there is an extensive cover of windblown silt and sand that ranges from 0.1 to 50 meters in thickness. Menzie and Foster (1979) reported that the prospect was a lode claim from 1971 to 1977. The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system records active claims at the Munzie Lode as recent as 1984. There are no indications of production at the Munzie Lode.
Geologic map unit (-146.519426861668, 64.9565944478154)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Menzie and Foster (1979) reported that the prospect was a lode claim from 1971 to 1977. The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system records active claims at the Munzie Lode as recent as 1984.
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes There are no indications of production at the Munzie Lode.

References

MRDS Number 10307230
Reporters Cameron S. Rombach (ADDGS)
Last report date 4/26/1999