Snowy Peak

Prospects, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Pb; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CY
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 65.665
Longitude -142.664
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Location and accuracy Snowy Peak, not named on the Charley River C-4 topographic map, is distinguished by VABM 'Tim', at an elevation of 4,273 feet (section 25, T. 9 N., R. 23 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian). The Snowy Peak area has three centers of prospecting activity; two are northeast of Snowy Peak, and the third is about 5 miles to the south. The northernmost one is in the NE1/4 section 26, T. 10 N., R. 24 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Another one is nearby in the SW1/4 section 36, T. 10 N., R. 24 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The third is in the SW1/4 section 8, T. 8 N., R. 24 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Coordinates are for the northernmost center of activity. The locations are accurate. These prospects lie on Doyon, Ltd. selected or conveyed land.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The southern Snowy Peak prospects are underlain by Precambrian dolomite, Permian argillite, Devonian limestone, Permian Step Conglomerate, and Cretaceous Keenan Quartzite (Dover and Miyaoka, 1988). The northern Snowy Peak prospects are underlain by the Nation River Formation and Precambrian basalt. Anomalous lead and zinc values were found in soil and silt samples. The source of the anomalies is unknown. Float rocks from the southern area are very heavily iron stained (Andres and others, 1977).
Samples in the Snowy Peak prospect areas contain 470 parts per million zinc. Snowy Peak prospects have been intermittently soil and silt sampled since the mid-1970s (Doyon. Limited, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-142.666443636619, 65.6646873620814)
Mineral deposit model Carbonate-hosted Zn? (Schmidt, 1997; Cox and Singer, 1986; model 32b)
Mineral deposit model number 32b?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Snowy Peak prospects have been intermittently soil and silt sampled since the mid-1970s.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

These prospects lie on Doyon, Limited selected or conveyed land. For more information, contact Doyon, Limited.

References

MRDS Number 10307410

References

Andrews, Tom, Bigelow, C.G., Fernette, J.P., Jirik, R., Kretschmar, U., Kretschmar, D., Lessman, J., McOuat, M., Martin, W., Ruzicka, J., Sandrock, G., Skyllingstad, P., Yinger, M., 1977, 1976 Annual progress report, Doyon project volume 1a, blocks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8: Anchorage, Alaska, WGM, Inc., p. 7-1 to 7-23. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)
Doyon, Limited, 1986, Mines, prospects, and geochemical anomalies on Doyon, Limited, regional overselection lands, Alaska: Fairbanks, Alaska, Doyon, Limited Report 86-01A, v. 1, 150 p. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)
North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999, 1998 Annual Report Kandik, Block 7: Fairbanks, Alaska. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)
Schmidt, J.M., 1997, Shale-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag and barite deposits of Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral deposits of Alaska, 1997: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 35-65.
Reporters C.E. Cameron (ADGGS)
Last report date 4/7/2000