Unnamed (south flank of Takotna Mountain)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag
Other commodities Au; Cu; Zn
Ore minerals iron oxide
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 62.9235
Longitude -156.0081
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the steep south flank of Takotna Mountain about 0.4 mile south of the summit along the access road to the radar site at the top of the mountain. The occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,100 feet in the NE1/4, section 25, T. 33 N., R. 36 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is an iron-oxide-stained quartz-cemented breccia in hornfels at the edge of the Takotna pluton. The pluton has been dated as 71.0 Ma (Bundtzen and Laird, 1983; Miller and Bundtzen, 1994). The mineralized quartz-breccia zone was estimated to be at least 6 feet thick. One sample contained 13.7 parts per million (ppm) silver, 280 ppm copper, 1,030 ppm zinc, and 30 parts per billion (ppb) gold (Bundtzen and Laird, 1983; Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005).
Geologic map unit (-156.010459690581, 62.9228703460269)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Probably related to the Takotna pluton that has been dated at 71.0 Ma (Bundtzen and Laird, 1983; Miller and Bundtzen, 1994).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface samples were collected in 1977 by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (Bundtzen and Laird, 1983).
Indication of production None