Metals (claim group)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals arsenopyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 63.12
Longitude -149.92
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Location and accuracy The Metals prospect is at an elevation of about 5,300 feet on the north wall of the valley of upper McCallie Creek. The map site is on the boundary of Denali National Park and Preserve, in the NW1/4 of sec. 6, T. 21 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The accuracy of this location is within 1 mile. This is location E-33 from Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of the Metals prospect are Upper Triassic limestone and basalt flows. The deposit is in these bedded rocks and apparently consists of arsenopyrite(?) disseminations and arsenopyrite(?)-bearing quartz(?) stockwork veinlets. Geochemical analyses show that this is primarily a gold prospect (Balen 1990: OFR 34-90).
Geologic map unit (-149.922288564044, 63.119518980059)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c?).
Mineral deposit model number 22c?
Age of mineralization Late Triassic or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface samples only.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Alternate names are the Methalss Claim Group, McCallie Creek Mining.