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|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The J.D. Lyons prospect (Cobb, 1979 [OF 79-1247,p. 18]) is at an elevation of about 4,400 feet on the ridge about 1/4 mile south of the confluence of the two headwater forks of Grubstake Creek . It is in the center of the N1/2, section 35, T. 12 N., R. 7 E., Copper River Meridian. Another geologically similar prospect is at an elevation of about 3,700 feet to the north, but south of Grubstake Creek. The location of these prospects is accurate; they are shown as locality 5 of Richter (1966, figure 5, p. 31), locality 16 of Richter and Matson (1972), and locality 15 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).|
Geologic descriptionThe Lyons prospect is in hornfelsed, chlorite-hornblende volcanic rocks in the border phase of the Pennsylvanian to Permian, Ahtell pluton (Richter, 1964 and 1966; Richter and Matson, 1968). The hornfels is cut by irregular, discontinuous quartz veins as much as 6 inches thick. The veins and host rock is weakly copper stained (malachite?), and the quartz veins contain small amounts of pyrite and chalcopyrite (Richter 1966, p. 31).
|Geologic map unit||(-144.049190813269, 62.7806096837275)|
|Mineral deposit model||Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)|
|Mineral deposit model number||22c|
|Age of mineralization||The mineralization is probably related either to the Pennsylvanian to Permian, Ahtell intrusive or to mid-Jurassic dioritic rocks exposed east of the occurrence.|
|Alteration of deposit||Chlorite-hornblende hornfels in altered border phases of the Pennsylvanian to Permian, Ahtell pluton.|
|Workings or exploration||The prospect on the ridge at an elevation of about 4,400 feet was developed prior to 1963 by prospect pits and by a 10-foot-long adit (Richter, 1964).|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Gulkana quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1247, 36 p.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Richter, D.H., 1964, Geology and mineral deposits of the Ahtell Creek area, Slana district, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geologic Report 6, 18 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:31,680.
Richter, D.H., 1966, Geology of the Slana district, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geological Report 2l, 54 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Richter, D.H., and Matson, N.A., Jr., 1968, Distribution of gold and some base metals in the Slana area, eastern Alaska Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 593, 20 p.
|Reporters||W.T. Ellis (Alaska Earth Sciences), C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group), and W.J. Nokleberg (U.S. Geological Survey)|
|Last report date||12/20/2000|