Unnamed (northwest flank of Reindeer Hills)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Ni

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 63.424
Longitude -148.861
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,800 feet on the northwest flank of the Reindeer Hills. The map site is in the SE1/4 of sec. 22, T. 17 S., R. 7 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1500 feet. This is location 8 of Clark and Cobb (1972).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of this occurrence are Lower Cretaceous to Upper Jurassic, monotonous, intensely deformed and locally highly metamorphosed turbidites. The occurrence consists of copper- and nickel-bearing sulfide minerals disseminated in the sedimentary rocks (Clark and Cobb, 1972).
Geologic map unit (-148.863283564772, 63.4235397077144)
Mineral deposit model Besshi massive sulfide? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24b?).
Mineral deposit model number 24b?
Age of mineralization The sulfide minerals may be syngenetic with their Lower Cretaceous to Upper Jurassic sedimentary host rocks.

Production and reserves

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

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