|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CH|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||The Snowden Creek occurrence is approximately 3 miles south-southwest of Snowden Mountain. It is near the 3,000-foot level of a ridge immediately north of lower Snowden Creek and overlooking the Dietrich River (sec. 24, T. 34 N., R. 10 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). The location is accurate within a 1/2-mile radius.|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence consists of: (a) a 6-inch-thick gypsum-calcite zone in shaly limestone which contains abundant fine-grained pyrite; and (b) vein quartz float that contains traces of graphite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite (Mulligan, 1974). Dillon and others (1988) mapped the country rocks as a Devonian igneous unit of diabase, gabbro, and diorite dikes and sills that is in contact with Middle Ordovician black, carbonaceous phyllite and meta-limestone. Calc-silicate hornfels occurs along the contact. Cr, Pb, Ni, and V were detected spectrographically in samples from the occurrence (Mulligan, 1974).
|Geologic map unit||(-149.712771215502, 67.7595936836938)|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-457, 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 Chandalar and Wiseman quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-340, 205 p.
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.
Grybeck, Donald, 1977, Known mineral deposits of the Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-166C, 45 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Mulligan, J.J., 1974, Mineral resources of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline corridor: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8626, 24 p., 9 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||J.M. Britton (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||11/17/1999|