Unnamed (east of lower Slime Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals bornite; digenite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 63.508
Longitude -148.789
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,100 feet, about 0.7 mile east of the point at which the Parks Highway crosses Slime Creek. The site is in the SW1/4 of sec. 19, T. 16 S., R. 6 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2000 feet. This is location 5 of Hickman and Craddock (1976).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Up to 1% bornite and digenite are disseminated in Triassic metabasalt (Hickman and Craddock, 1976).
Geologic map unit (-148.791287000721, 63.5075423561381)
Mineral deposit model Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)
Mineral deposit model number 24a
Age of mineralization The sulfides are probably indigenous to the Triassic hostrock.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling only.
Indication of production None

References