Standard Mines

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pb
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 60.95
Longitude -144.38
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 4500 ft. on a ridge 1.7 miles south of VABM Eagle. It is in the NE1/4 sec. 5, T. 11 S., R. 6 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The location of the site is accurate to within 2000 ft. This prospect is shown as #30 in Cobb (1972: MF-392).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rock at this prospect is schist of the Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group (Moffit, 1914). The deposit consists of a quartz vein about one foot thick containing chalcopyrite, galena, and pyrite. Assays indicate 2.9 oz. Au/ton or higher (Moffit, 1914).
Geologic map unit (-144.382029667488, 60.9495171277767)
Age of mineralization Late Cretaceous or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Moffit (1914) reports a shallow vertical shaft at the prospect.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Located on lands within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.