Unnamed (near Raft Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite; pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 63.07
Longitude -147.27
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,900 feet, on of the first northwest tributary to Raft Creek. The map site is about 1.2 mile north of the Denali Highway, near the center of sec. 25, T. 21 S., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This location is shown in Smith (1981).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of the occurrence are mostly the Nikolai Greenstone, a thick sequence of Middle or upper Triassic basalt and subordinate tuff, argillite, and chert (Nokleberg and others, 1992). At the occurrence, a small diorite pluton intrudes the Nikolai Greenstone. The deposit consists of chalcopyrite, pyrite, and malachite erratically distributed in quartz veins 1/4 to 3 inches wide. The veins occur along a shear zone several feet wide that cuts the diorite pluton.
Geologic map unit (-147.272253293554, 63.0695520016713)
Mineral deposit model Quartz vein in shear zone.
Age of mineralization Middle Triassic or younger.
Alteration of deposit Local oxidation and copper minerals.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None