Unnamed (north of Reds Lake)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals malachite; pyrite; pyrrhotite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 67.94
Longitude -148.57
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,400 feet, approximately 7 miles due north of the east end of Reds Lake (sec. 13, T. 36 N., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). This site corresponds to the northwesternmost of three unnamed prospects shown as loc. 85 in DeYoung (1978) and is included with loc. 50 in Schmidt (1997). The location is accurate within a 1/2-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Schmidt (1997, loc. 50) includes this occurrence with three, presumably similar, occurrences. They are described as quartz veinlets containing malachite-azurite plus or minus pyrite, chalcopyrite, and pyrrhotite in the Silurian and Devonian Skajit(?) Limestone and overlying siltstone and limestone (Beaucoup Formation?). The geologic map indicates that this occurrence is near a thrust contact between Devonian(?) purple, green, and red chloritic slate and phyllite and the Devonian(?) Skajit Limestone (Brosgé and Reiser, 1964). No other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-148.572771053647, 67.9396180015618)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c?).
Mineral deposit model number 22c?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None