|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||ID|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is near upper Beef Steak Creek at an elevation of about 1,300 feet. It is about 1.5 mile west to north-northwest of the top of Takotna Mountain in the SW1/4, section 23, T. 33 N., R. 36 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.|
Geologic descriptionThe rocks in the vicinity of this occurrence are part of the Takotna pluton which has been dated as 71.0 Ma; the pluton intrudes shale and sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994). Iron-oxide-stained hornfelsed sandstone contains minor disseminated pyrite and is cut by quartz veinlets. Samples contained up to 1,000 parts per million (ppm) chromium, 300 parts per billion (ppb) silver, 1.1 ppm mercury, and 30 ppm arsenic (Bundtzen and Laird, 1983; McGimsey and others, 1988; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005).
|Geologic map unit||(-156.061129486433, 62.9335597828639)|
|Mineral deposit model||Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).|
|Mineral deposit model number||22c|
|Age of mineralization||Probably Late Cretaceous, based on its host rock, the Takotna pluton that has been dated at 71.0 Ma (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994).|
|Alteration of deposit||Iron oxides produced by the weathering of pyrite and other (?) sulfides.|
|Workings or exploration||Surface sampling was conducted by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in in 1978 and by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1985 (Bundtzen and Laird, 1983; McGimsey and others, 1985).|
|Indication of production||None|
Bundtzen, T.K., and Laird, G.M., 1983, Geologic map of the Iditarod D-1 quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 78, scale 1:63,360.
McGimsey, R.G., Miller, M.L., and Arbogast, B.F., 1988, Paper version of analytical results, and sample locality map for rock samples from the Iditarod quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-421-A, 110 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Miller, M.L., and Bundtzen, T.K., 1994, Generalized geologic map of the Iditarod quadrangle, Alaska showing potassium-argon, major oxide, trace element, fossil, paleocurrent, and archeological sample localities: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2219-A, 48 pages; 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||T.K. Bundtzen (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc.), M.L. Miller (U.S. Geological Survey); and C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group)|
|Last report date||5/16/2003|