Unnamed (north bank of upper Sheep Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 60.567
Longitude -144.725
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 300 feet on the north bank of upper Sheep Creek. It is in the SE1/4 sec. 17, T. 15 S., R. 4 E., of the Copper River Meridian. Location of the site is accurate to within 1000 ft. Site is location C-4 in Jansons and others (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Site is described as an outcrop of Tertiary Orca Group slate (Nelson and others, 1985) stained with malachite. One 6-inch-wide shear zone contains chalcopyrite. Analysis of one grab sample indicated 0.51% Cu (Jansons and others, 1984).
Geologic map unit (-144.726980519532, 60.5664613155662)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration
Site examined during U.S. Bureau of Mines and U.S.G.S. mineral resource assessment of the Chugach National Forest (Jansons and others, 1984; Nelson and others, 1984).
Analysis of one grab sample indicated 0.51% Cu (Jansons and others, 1984).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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