Unnamed (northwest of the head of Watana River)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 63.028
Longitude -147.95
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,200 feet, northwest of the head of Watana River. The map site is about 1.7 miles southwest of the 'elbow' of Butte Creek, in the NW1/4 of sec. 9, T. 22 S., R. 2 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2500 feet. This is location B11 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of this occurrence are Upper Jurassic or Lower Cretaceous metagraywacke cut by Lower Tertiary? granite. The occurrence is described as copper-rich. Samples contain 38 ppm copper, 12 ppm lead, and 71 ppm zinc (Balen, 1990: OFR 34-90).
Geologic map unit (-147.952256275364, 63.0275451064129)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface samples only.
Indication of production None