Unnamed (southwest of lower Scott Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Zn
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals bornite; chalcopyrite; pyrrhotite; sphalerite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 60.62
Longitude -145.319
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 1000 feet approximately 0.5 mile southeast of lower Scott Glacier. It is in the SE1/4 sec. 25, T. 14 S., R. 1 W., of the Copper River Meridian. Site accurate to within 1000 ft. Site is location C-16 of Jansons and others (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a 1000 ft. x 200 ft. outcrop area containing several shear zones up to several feet wide in slate and graywacke of the Tertiary Orca Group (Nelson and others, 1985). Sulfides, including bornite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, and sphalerite, occur as lenses and disseminations both in the country rocks and in the shear zones (Jansons and others, 1984). Samples collected and analyzed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines showed the following results. Seven chip samples contained 39 ppm to 2.3 percent Cu, 68 ppm to 5.9 percent Zn, and <0.1 ppm to 29 ppm Ag. Seven grab samples contained 36 ppm to 14.8 percent Cu, 58 ppm to 8.7 percent Zn, and 0.1 ppm to 8 oz. Ag/ton.
Geologic map unit (-145.320996115086, 60.6194717586009)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples collected and analyzed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines showed the following results. Seven chip samples contained 39 ppm to 2.3 percent Cu, 68 ppm to 5.9 percent Zn, and <0.1 ppm to 29 ppm Ag. Seven grab samples contained 36 ppm to 14.8 percent Cu, 58 ppm to 8.7 percent Zn, and 0.1 ppm to 8 oz. Ag/ton (Jansons and others, 1984).
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates Inferred reserves of 19,300 tons @ 1.06% Cu, 2.06% Zn, and 13.6 ppm Ag (Jansons and others, 1984).

Additional comments

Occurrence is in the Chugach National Forest.

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