Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite
Gangue minerals iron oxides; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 65.56
Longitude -161.11
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Location and accuracy The Beltz prospect is at an elevation of about 1,000 feet on the ridge about 0.6 miles west-northwest of the junction of Split and Bear Creeks. The map site is in section 23, T. 2 N., R. 12 W., of the Kateel River Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock at the Beltz prospect is mainly altered, Jurassic-Cretaceous andesitic tuff and greenstone cut by mafic and felsic dikes. Quartz and calcite veins carry disseminated chalcopyrite. The rocks are iron- and copper-stained (Harrington, 1919).
Geologic map unit (-161.112657740056, 65.559331689374)
Mineral deposit model Chalcopyrite-quartz-calcite veins in andesite, tuff, and greenstone.
Age of mineralization Jurassic-Cretaceous or younger.
Alteration of deposit Local iron- and copper-staining.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The deposit has been prospected by ten or more small pits. In 1917, the pits were badly caved and filled with slope talus (Harrington, 1919). The site was visited by Herreid (1965), who reports a trench 80 feet long and 3 to 5 feet deep.
Indication of production None