Hozer

Prospects, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Cu; Zn
Ore minerals pyrite; sphalerite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 55.04199
Longitude -132.54163
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Hozer prospect is on a small creek at an elevation of about 200 feet. It is about 0.8 mile southeast of Keete Point and about 0.3 mile east-northeast of the southwest corner of section 1, T. 79 S., R 85 E.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

In a search for massive-sulfide deposits in the area during the 1980s, industry staked a group of claims on a sequence of metatuffs with minor quartz veining, brecciated greenstone, and metabasite. Maas and others (1991) identified disseminated and stringer pyrite and sphalerite in greenstone breccia. A sample of it contained 0.302 part per million (ppm) gold, 1.6 ppm silver, 987 ppm copper, and 0.77 percent zinc. A chip sample across 30 feet contained 0.116 ppm gold, 0.6 ppm silver, 428 ppm copper, and 418 ppm zinc. A float boulder of quartz-chlorite schist with up to 60 percent pyrite contained 0.336 ppm gold and 1.3 ppm silver. The rocks in the vicinity are part of the Wales Group of Late Proterozoic and Cambrian age (Herreid and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-132.543295126934, 55.0416392963738)
Mineral deposit model Volcanogenic massive-sulfide deposit (Singer and Cox, 1986; model 28a).
Mineral deposit model number 28a
Age of mineralization Probably contemporaneous with deposition of the Late Proterozoic or Cambrian host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Apparently only surface sampling.
Indication of production None

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