Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 67.19
Longitude -161.75
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is 3.4 miles east-northeast of the headwaters of Shilak Creek. It is in section 27, T. 21 N., R. 14 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Schmidt and Allegro (1988), location 183.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Chalcopyrite occurs in a quartz vein cutting lower to mid-Paleozoic schist and phyllite (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-161.752835002083, 67.1893552842015)
Mineral deposit model Chalcopyrite in quartz vein.
Age of mineralization Mid-Paleozoic?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Site visited and sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A015620
Reporters Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)
Last report date 12/29/1999