Unnamed (east-southeast of Racquet Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo
Other commodities W
Ore minerals molybdenite; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 66.399
Longitude -141.0285
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Location and accuracy The approximate location of this occurrence is about 1.5 miles east-southeast of the mouth of Racquet Creek, in the SE1/4 section 11, T. 18 N., R. 31 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Minor molybdenite occurs in a hornfels zone adjacent to a small granitic stock; samples of the hornfels also contain up to 75 ppm tungsten (Doyon Limited, 1987). The general area is underlain by the Lower Cambrian to Proterozoic, Tindir Group, which is predominantly carbonate, quartzite, argillite, and subordinate volcanic rocks. The Tindir Group rocks have been thrust over undivided cherty limestone, shale, and other clastic rocks of Triassic to Missippian age (Dover, 1994).
Geologic map unit (-141.031074995993, 66.3987545271306)
Mineral deposit model Molybdenite in hornfels
Alteration of deposit Hornfels.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None



Doyon Limited, 1987, Mines, prospects, and geochemical anomalies on Doyon, Limited regional overselection lands, Alaska, Blocks 1-8 (v. 1 of 2) : WGM, Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska, Doyon, Limited. Report 86-01A, 150 p. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)
Reporters K.H. Clautice (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)
Last report date 3/14/2002