|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-5|
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|Location and accuracy||The Snoopy occurrence, often linked to the nearby Nim claim block (HE074), covers a 0.25 by 0.75 mile area. The map site is at the center of the area, in sec. 21, T. 19 S., R. 10 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Useful published maps showing the general location of the Snoopy prospect are: Hawley and Clark (1974); Hawley and others (1978); Bundtzen (1983); and Salisbury and Dietz (1984).|
Thick Quaternary glacial deposits cover much of the bedrock at the Snoopy prospect. The country rocks in the area are Upper Triassic to Upper Jurassic crystal tuff, argillite, chert, graywacke, and limestone. These strata are intruded by garnetiferous diorite porphyry, which in turn is cut by monzonite porphyry and quartz porphyry. The intrusive rocks are correlated with similar hypabyssal plutons at the Golden Zone mine (HE043), which have been dated as Late Cretaceous (Swainbank and others, 1977). The deposit is poorly exposed. It mat be a breccia pipe or a porphyry deposit that contains as much as 3% disseminated sulfides (Hawley and Clark, 1974).The sulfide minerals are arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, pyrrhotite, and sphalerite. Selected samples contain 0.5 to 0.7 ppm gold, 200 to more than 10,000 ppm silver, and 150 to 1,000 ppm copper (Hawley and Clark, 1974). The Snoopy deposit probably is an extension of the deposit at the adjacent Nim prospect (HE074), where geophysical methods indicate 5 breccia-pipes in addition to disseminated porphyry-style mineralization. The same geophysical surveys suggest that the Snoopy area may contain 2 more pipes (Bundtzen, 1983, fig. 5).
|Geologic map unit||(-149.47228752178, 63.259529411809)|
|Mineral deposit model||Polymetallic vein and Au-Ag breccia pipe or Cu-Au porphyry (Cox and Singer, 1986; models 22c, 20c)|
|Mineral deposit model number||22c, 20c|
|Age of mineralization||Late Cretaceous (70-65 Ma) or younger.|
|Alteration of deposit||Alteration consists of widespread propylitic alteration and silicification. Local zones of potassic alteration (secondary biotite) have been reported.|
|Workings or exploration||
Surface workings including trenching and drilling. Intensive exploration in the late 1970s included 18 shallow reverse-circulation drill holes in the Snoopy and Nim prospect areas. Geophysical surveys including IP and magnetics were conducted on the property (Bundtzen, 1983).Selected samples contain 0.5 to 0.7 ppm gold, 200 to more than 10,000 ppm silver, and 150 to 1,000 ppm copper (Hawley and Clark, 1974).
|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.
Bundtzen, T.K., 1983, Mineral resource modeling, Kantishna-Dunkle mine-study areas: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 83-12, 51 p.
Bundtzen, T.K., Eakins, G.R., Clough, J.G., Lueck, L.L., Green, C.B., Robinson, M.S., and Coleman, D.A., 1984, Alaska's mineral industry, 1983: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Special Report 33, 56 p.
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., and others, 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska. Contract No. JO166107: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 274 p., 12 sheets.
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.
Kurtak, J.M., Southworth, D.D., Balen, M.D., and Clautice, K.H., 1991, Mineral investigations in the Valdez Creek Mining District, south-central Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 1-92, 658 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Salisbury and Dietz, Inc., 1984, 1983 mineral resource studies--Kantishna Hills and Dunkle Mine areas, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines, Contract No. S0134031, 1,080 p.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|