|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-3|
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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 descriptionThe 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Only a 10-foot-wide cut.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe land in the vicinity of this old prospect has been identified for possible selection by the Sealaska Corporation.
Brew, D.A., 1996, Geologic map of the Craig, Dixon Entrance, and parts of the Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2319, 53 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Buddington, A.F., 1926, Mineral investigations in southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 783, p. 41-62.
Cobb, E. H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Craig quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-869, 262 p.
|Reporters||D.J. Grybeck (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||5/1/2004|