Peaches

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals galena; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz; sericite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 63.89
Longitude -148.02
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Peaches prospect is at an elevation of about 4,600 feet on the south wall of the valley of upper Copper Creek. the map site is about 2 miles south-southeast of Keevy Peak, in the NE1/4 of sec. 7, T. 12 S., R. 2 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 0.5 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The general area of the Peaches prospect is underlain by Lower
Paleozoic or possibly Upper Precambrian schists cut by Late Cretaceous stocks and Tertiary sills and dikes. The deposit is in schist, and consists of stratiform layers of massive sulfides, chiefly galena and sphalerite, accompanied by quartz and sericite (Inmet Mining, oral communication, 1999).
Geologic map unit (-148.022323554195, 63.8895599552751)
Mineral deposit model Kuroko massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 28a)
Mineral deposit model number 28a
Age of mineralization Mineralization probably is syngenetic with the Lower Paleozoic or Upper Precambrian host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There has been surface exploration only.
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number 10307535
Reporters N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)
Last report date 4/7/2000