|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||DN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Clearwater barite occurrence is exposed on the west bank of the Clearwater River about one mile north of the mouth of Stampede Creek. It is in the NE1/4SW1/4 section 19, T. 13 S., R. 14 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The location is probably accurate within 1000 feet. The occurrence corresponds to number 67 of Bundtzen, Smith, and Tosdal (1976), 149 of Hawley and Associates (1978), 75 of Bundtzen (1981), and 113 of Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury (1984).|
Geologic descriptionThe Clearwater Barite occurrence is probably in quartzite and mica-quartz schist of the Birch Creek Schist, possibly on or close to a projection of the Stampede fault (Bundtzen, 1981; Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, fig. K-1). The occurrence is a vein in a fault zone. The vein strikes about N50W and dips 40SW (Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, v. 2, occurrence 113). It is about 6 feet thick and consists of quartz, barite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, and possibly a trace of sphalerite. Bundtzen (1981) estimated about 25 percent barite in one sample, which also contained a trace of gold and 0.017 percent zinc.
|Geologic map unit||(, )|
|Mineral deposit model||Quartz-barite vein.|
|Age of mineralization||Assuming that the vein is distal to the precious- and base-metal deposits of the Kantishna area, it probably is Eocene (see record DN091).|
|Workings or exploration||Minor excavation.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe occurrence is in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Bundtzen, T. K., 1981, Geology and mineral deposits of the Kantishna Hills, Mt. McKinley quadrangle, Alaska: M. S. Thesis, University of Alaska, College, Alaska, 238 p.
Bundtzen, T.K., Smith, T.E., and Tosdal, R.M., 1976, Progress report--Geology and mineral deposits of the Kantishna Hills: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Open-File Report AOF-98, 80 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Hawley, C. C. and Associates, Inc, 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 275 p. (paged by sections).
Thornsberry, V. V., McKee, C. J., and Salisbury, W. G., eds, 1984, 1983 Mineral Resource Studies: Kantishna Hills and Dunkle Mine Areas, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 129-84. 3 Volumes: v. 1, Text; v. 2, Appendices; v. 3, Maps. Prepared by Salisbury & Dietz, Inc., Spokane, WA.
|Last report date||5/6/2001|