|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||DN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-2|
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|Location and accuracy||The Waterloo prospect, on a patented claim, is at an elevation of about 3450 feet on the ridge at the head of the unnamed east fork of Twentytwo Gulch. It is at the approximate center of the north sideline of the claim, which abuts the east endline of the Chloride claim (DN099). The location is near the boundary between the SE1/4 and NE1/4 of the SE1/4 section 5, T. 16 S., R. 17 W., Fairbanks Meridian. It is accurate within 500 feet. The site corresponds to number 37 of Bundtzen, Smith, and Tosdal (1976), 44 of Bundtzen (1981), 34 of Hawley and Associates (1978), and 56 of Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury (1984).|
The Waterloo claim area is underlain by chloritic phyllite, metafelsite, and graphitic schist of the lower Paleozoic Spruce Peak sequence (Bundtzen, 1981). The area is cut by steep, NE-striking faults (Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, v. 2).The deposit consists of mineralized quartz-carbonate veins. Bundtzen (1981) collected a sample containing massive galena, partly oxidized to anglesite, and small amounts of sphalerite. The sample assayed 52 percent lead and 79.1 ounces of silver per ton. In 1983, the U.S. Bureau of Mines examined several shallow pits that exposed rock containing disseminated pyrite, arsenopyrite, and sparse base-metal sulfides (Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, v. 2, occurrence 56). Hawley and Associates (1978; fig. 4.1-1(A), nos. 125-128) collected rock samples on and immediately north of the claim. These samples assayed up to 0.35 percent lead, 0. 27 percent zinc, 18 ppm silver, and 1.2 ppm gold, values similar to those obtained in samples collected by the Bureau in 1983 . Hawley and Associates interpret these values to indicate widespread, low-grade mineralization in the area of the claim.
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|Mineral deposit model||Polymetallic veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).|
|Mineral deposit model number||22c|
|Age of mineralization||The deposit is assumed to be Eocene (see record DN091).|
|Alteration of deposit||Local oxidation of lead mineral.|
|Workings or exploration||The prospect was explored by shallow trenches and pits probably dating to the 1940s or earlier.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe prospect 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.
Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., eds., 1986, Mineral deposit models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, 379 p.
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||5/1/2001|