Unnamed (near Wheeler Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals azurite; bornite; chalcocite; malachite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 64.83
Longitude -146.02
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Location and accuracy The occurrence noted by Menzie and Foster (1979) is located somewhere in the Wheeler Creek drainage. Cobb and Eberlein report the approximate location of the occurrence is near section 18, T. 1 S., R. 9 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. It is described as an occurrence in Cobb and Eberlein (1980), who summarized relevant references under the name 'Wheeler Creek'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Cobb and Eberlein (1980) and Menzie and Foster (1979) reported a single sample of quartz containing azurite, bornite, chalcocite, and malachite. No assay was performed. Weber and others (1978) describe the regional geology as primarily of lower to upper greenschist facies rocks with some marble, quartzite, slate and phyllite. Locally, there is an extensive cover of windblown silt and sand that ranges from 0.1 to 50 meters in thickness.
Geologic map unit (-146.022414326895, 64.8296005954277)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Cobb and Eberlein (1980) and Menzie and Foster (1979) reported a single sample of quartz containing azurite, bornite, chalcocite, and malachite during geologic mapping. No assay was performed.
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number A012501
Reporters Cameron S. Rombach (ADDGS)
Last report date 4/26/1999