Snyder Falls Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

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

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 60.644
Longitude -145.581
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Location and accuracy Site is at an elevation of about 2000 feet near the head of Snyder Falls Creek. It is in the NE1/4 sec. 21, T. 14 S., R. 2 W., of the Copper River Meridian. Location of site is accurate to within 1000 ft. Location is the same as site C-24 of Jansons and others (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of small veinlets of chalcopyrite and of disseminated pyrite and pyrrhotite in greenstone 'pods' in sedimentary rocks of the Orca Group (Jansons and others, 1984; Nelson and others, 1985). These pods probably represent localized mafic flows or structurally disrupted flows. Ten grab samples analyzed from the area contained from 29 ppm to 3.35% Cu (Jansons, 1984).
Geologic map unit (-145.582956954135, 60.6434532813638)
Mineral deposit model Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)
Mineral deposit model number 24a
Age of mineralization Probably Tertiary based on the age of the host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration
Site was visited as part of a regional mineral assessment of the Chugach National Forest (Nelson and others, 1984; 1985; Jansons and others, 1984).
Ten grab samples analyzed from the area contained from 29 ppm to 3.35% Cu (Jansons, 1984).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Chugach Alaska Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska has control of these lands.