Saxe

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Co; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; pyrite; pyrrhotite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals carbonates; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 55.52557
Longitude -132.90813
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Location and accuracy The Saxe is an old prospect that has not been described in a primary reference since 1926 and that reference lacks a detailed location. It is probably within a mile of the center of section 23, T. 73 S., R. 82 E.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The deposit at the Saxe prospect consists of a quartz-carbonate vein 2 feet thick and quartz stringers in andesite-porphyry breccia of the Silurian and Ordovician Descon Formation (Buddington, 1926; Eberlein and others, 1983; Brew, 1996). The veins and stringers contain abundant galena, pyrite, and sphalerite, traces of chalcopyrite, up to 0.07 ounce of gold per ton, and 1.96 ounces of silver per ton. The rock between the stringers contains disseminated pyrite and many fractures are filled with quartz and pyrrhotite. The workings consists of a small cut about 10 feet wide. There is no record of production.
Geologic map unit (-132.909783885714, 55.5252147200574)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Unknown, other than that the vein cuts Silurian or Ordovician rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only a 10-foot-wide cut.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The land in the vicinity of this old prospect has been identified for possible selection by the Sealaska Corporation.

References