|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CH|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-5|
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|Location and accuracy||The occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,500 feet about 1/2 mile west of the North Fork Chandalar River and about 2 miles northwest of the confluence of Quartz Creek and the North Fork Chandalar River (SE1/4 sec. 4, T. 35 N., R. 7 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). This site corresponds to loc. 15 in DeYoung (1978). The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence is in an area mapped by Brosgé and Reiser (1964) as Hunt Fork Shale (black slate, phyllite, and phyllitic siltstone) with intercalated greenstones (schistose hornblende and/or pyroxene diorite and andesitic flows(?)). The prospect appears to be near a contact between these two units. Eight lode claims were located in 1968 with some prospecting reported through 1973. No other descriptive information is available.
|Geologic map unit||(-149.122774109568, 67.8796079661559)|
|Workings or exploration||Prospecting.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe name Verna Creek is the name shown for this occurrence in Maas (1987 [USBM OFR 10-87]) although there is no Verna Creek shown on the topographic map. Alaska Kardex No. 031-054 (Kardex is a card file mining claim information system located at the State of Alaska DNR Public Information Center in Fairbanks).
DeYoung, J.H., Jr., 1978, Mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-878-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Maas, K.M., 1987, Maps summarizing land availability for mineral exploration and development in northern Alaska, 1986: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 10-87, 33 quadrangle overlays.
|Reporters||J.M. Britton (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||11/17/1999|