|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurence is at an elevation of approximately 5,000 feet, 0.6 mile NW of VABM Way and about 2 miles south of Butte Creek. The site is in sec. 6, T. 22 S., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1000 feet. This is location 37 of Clark and Cobb (1972).|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence is hosted in Middle Triassic to Upper Pennsylvanian metasedimentary rocks, cut by numerous diabasic and gabbroic dikes and sills (Wilson and others, 1998). The deposit consists of copper sulfides disseminated in the mafic units, and of magnetite along fault zones separating limestone and argillite. The sulfide minerals are bornite, chalcopyrite, and pyrite. Malachite and azurite occur in cross-cutting carbonate veins. Some of the sulfide minerals probably are syngenetic with emplacement of their Upper Paleozoic or Triassic mafic hostrocks. The bornite may represent subsequent supergene enrichment.
|Geologic map unit||(-147.642254530466, 63.0335476139923)|
|Mineral deposit model||Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||24a|
|Age of mineralization||Some of the sulfide minerals probably are syngenetic with their Upper Paleozoic Triassic mafic host rocks. The bornite may represent subsequent supergene enrichment.|
|Workings or exploration||Surface workings and exploration only.|
|Indication of production||None|
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Kaufman, M.A., 1964, Geology and mineral deposits of the Denali-Maclaren River area, Alaska: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geologic Report 4, 15 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.
Moffit, F.H., 1912, Headwater regions of Gulkana and Susitna Rivers, Alaska, with accounts of the Valdez Creek and Chistochina placer districts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 498, 82 p.
Moffit, F.H., 1914, Preliminary report on the Broad Pass region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-H, p. 301-305.
Moffit, F.H., and Pogue, J.J., 1915, Broad Pass region, Alaska, with sections on Quaternary deposits, igneous rocks, glaciations: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 608, 80 p.
Saunders, R.H., 1961, Susitna-MacClaren area in Williams, J.A., 1961, Report of the Division of Mines and Minerals for the year 1961: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Annual Report 1961, pp. 37-40.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|