Unnamed (near hill 5330, south of the Slana River)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale GU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 62.98
Longitude -144.16
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 4,600 feet on a northeast facing slope about one-third of a mile north of hill 5330. It is in the NW1/4SE1/4, section 19, T. 14 N., R. 7 E. Copper River Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This copper occurrence is on the projected trend of Richter's Jurassic diorite to quartz diorite complex (1966; also Richter and Matson, 1968) but the bedrock at the occurrence is unknown. A chalcopyrite occurrence was reported here by WGM Inc. (1980, fig. 3). No other data is known on the occurrence. See also GU039 which is nearby.
Geologic map unit (-144.162221168633, 62.9796125019536)
Age of mineralization Possibly associated with emplacement of Richter's (1966) Jurassic quartz-diorite complex.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Probably only natural exposures.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Additional information can be obtained from Ahtna Minerals in Anchorage, Alaska.


MRDS Number 10307491


Reporters W.T. Ellis (Alaska Earth Sciences), C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group), and W.J. Nokleberg (U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 12/7/2000