Meier Lake

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Fe
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; magnetite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale GU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 62.829
Longitude -145.498
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Meier Lake prospect (Cobb, 1979: OFR 79-1247, p. 19) is on the southeast flank of the three-mile-long, east-trending ridge north of Gillespie Creek; it is about 1/4 mile west of Meier Lake. The prospect is locality 1 of Richter and Matson (1972) and MacKevett and Holloway (1977). The prospect is in the SE1/4SE1/4, of section 12, T. 12 N., R. 2 W., Copper River Meridian. The prospect is approximately located but probably correct within 1000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Greenschist and amphibolite of pre-Triassic age occur on the north flank of a Jurassic(?) granodiorite to biotite-quartz diorite intrusion that, based on an airborne survey, underlies the Meier Lake area (Rose and Saunders (1965, figs. 1 and 3). Gabbro and diorite underlie the area north of greenschist and amphibolite. Magnetite containing small amounts of chalcopyrite occurs in greenschist and sheared diorite. Magnetite forms lenticular veinlets as much as 1 inch thick Chalcopyrite also occurs in a Jurassic(?) granodiorite on nearby Hogan Hill (GU007 and GU008).
Geologic map unit (-145.500201862211, 62.8285719278742)
Age of mineralization Probably Jurassic, formed in contact zones of a Jurassic (?) granodiorite to biotite-quartz diorite intrusion.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small exploration pits (Rose and Saunders, 1965).
Indication of production None