Unnamed (near Vixen Inlet)

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 55.80301
Longitude -132.06874
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 100 feet near the south shoreline of Vixen Inlet. It about 1.1 mile southeast of Sunshine Island and about 0.5 mile west-northwest of the center of section 15, T. 70 S., R. 87 E.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect consists of two short pits along a creek; the property was active from 1964 through 1967. The deposit consists of numerous barren to slightly mineralized quartz veins that contain minor pyrite and chalcopyrite (Maas and others, 1993, 1995). The veins cut banded, black and green phyllite. Eberlein and others (1983) and Brew (1996) assigned the rocks a Mesozoic or Paleozoic age; Gehrels and Berg (1992) tentatively mapped them as Jurassic or Cretaceous. Several samples taken by Maas and others (1993) contained up to 109 parts per million (ppm) copper and 1.3 ppm silver.
Geologic map unit (-132.07042664288, 55.8026541781754)
Mineral deposit model Barren and weakly-mineralized quartz veins.
Age of mineralization The quartz veins cut possibly Jurassic or Cretaceous phyllite.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration This prospect consists of two short pits along the creek; the property was active from 1964 through 1967.
Indication of production None

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