|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This prospect is at an elevation of about 5,000 feet, south of Windy Creek and about 2.6 miles east of Susitna Lodge. It is in sec.17,T. 21 S., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 500 feet. The location is best shown in Kaufman (1964 GR-4, site 3) and in Smith (1981, site 28).|
The bedrock in the area of this prospect is the Triassic Nikolai Greenstone, a thick sequence of subaerial and submarine basalt flows, and minor interbedded volcaniclastic rocks, argillite, and radiolarian chert (Nokleberg and others, 1992).The deposit consists of bornite, chalcocite, covellite, and malachite in a 3-foot-wide, northwest-trending shear zone. A chip sample across the zone contained 11% copper. The mineralized portion of the shear zone is less than 100 feet long, but the zone can be traced for more than 1,000 feet. Both the hanging wall and the footwall are altered basalt, and the brecciated country rock in the shear zone is strongly epidotized. A 4-foot-wide diorite dike cuts the basalt near the shear zone (Smith, 1981). Glavinovich (1967) noted that chalcocite replaces bornite, covellite replaces chalcocite, and quartz and malachite crosscut the sulfides. Several other northwest-trending shear zones occur in the area but are not known to contain any copper minerals. This prospect is in a broad belt of small copper occurrences that extends east-northeast for approximately 10 miles along the south side of Windy Creek.
|Geologic map unit||(-147.397254262616, 63.0915506156289)|
|Mineral deposit model||Mineralized shear zone.|
|Age of mineralization||Triassic or younger.|
|Alteration of deposit||The country rock has been epidotized adjacent to and along the shear zone.|
|Workings or exploration||No surface workings; chip samples across a 3-foot-wide section of the shear zone contained as much as 11% Cu (Kaufman, 1964).|
|Indication of production||None|
Glavinovich, P.S., 1967, Trace element copper distribution and areal geology in a portion of the Clearwater Mountains, Alaska: University of Alaska, Minerals Industry Research Laboratory, Report No. 10, 55 p.
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.
|Reporters||D.L. Stevens (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|