Unnamed (south of VABM Way)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 63.006
Longitude -147.644
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet, 1.5 miles south of VABM 5896 (Way). The map site is in the SE1/4 of sec. 13, T. 22 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1,000 feet. This is location 38 of Clark and Cobb (1972).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of this occurrence consist of a 2,000-meter-thick sequence of Lower Permian? and Pennsylvanian, massive volcanic flows, breccias, and subordinate volcaniclastic rocks, all largely andesitic in composition (Wilson and others, 1998). The occurrence consists of pyrite and chalcopyrite disseminated in the volcanic rocks.
Geologic map unit (-147.646252812491, 63.0055472636565)
Mineral deposit model Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)
Mineral deposit model number 24a
Age of mineralization The sulfide minerals probably are syngenetic with their Lower Permian - Pennsylvanian host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling only.
Indication of production None