|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-6|
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|Location and accuracy||The prospect is at an elevation of about 5,000 feet on the divide about a mile northeast of upper Shotgun Creek. The map site is on the boundary of secs. 21 and 28, T. 21 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1 mile. This is location 36-C of Hawley and Clark (1974); locality 25 of Cobb (1978: OFR 78-1062); and locality E35 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).|
Geologic descriptionThe country rocks in the area of this prospect consist largely of sheared, Devonian serpentinite that forms lenticular and podiform tectonic blocks as much as several hundred meters in size. The prospect consists of chalcopyrite-rich sulfide bodies in the serpentinite. Chromite pods also occur in the serpentinite and platinum group elements may be present. Three samples contained 0.7 ppm silver, 0.04 to 0.06 ppm gold, 300 to 1,500 ppm chromium, 70 to 7,000 ppm copper, 100 to 1,000 ppm nickel, and a trace of platinum (Hawley and others, 1969).
|Geologic map unit||(-149.862288082404, 63.069519051958)|
|Mineral deposit model||Podiform chromite (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 8a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||8a|
|Age of mineralization||The ore minerals probably were magmatic segregations in Devonian ultramafic hostrocks, and were partly redistributed during subsequent serpentization.|
|Alteration of deposit||Serpentinite of ultramafic hostrocks.|
|Workings or exploration||Preliminary surface exploration only. Three samples contained 0.7 ppm silver, 0.04 to 0.06 ppm gold, 300 to 1,500 ppm chromium, 70 to 7,000 ppm copper, 100 to 1,000 ppm nickel, and a trace of platinum (Hawley and others, 1969).|
|Indication of production||None|
Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from Bureau of Mines investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Hawley, C.C., and Clark, A.L., 1974 (1975), Geology and mineral deposits of the upper Chulitna district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 758-B, p. B1-B47, 2 plates, scale 1:12,000 and 1:48,000.
Hawley, C.C., Clark, A.L., Herdrick, M.A., and Clark, S.H.B., 1969, Results of geological and geochemical investigations in an area northwest of the Chulitna River, central Alaska Range: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 617, 19 p.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|