|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-5|
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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 descriptionBedrock 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.|
|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|
Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Cathcart, S.H., 1922, Metalliferous lodes in southern Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 722-F, p. 163-261.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Candle Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-389, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.
Gault, H.R., Killeen, P.L., West, W.S., and others, 1953, Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in the northeastern part of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 1945-47 and 1951: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 250, 31 p.
Harrington, G.L., 1919, The gold and platinum placers of the Kiwalik-Koyuk region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692-G, p. 369-400.
|Reporters||Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)|
|Last report date||1/12/2000|