|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||ID|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is on hill 540, about 1 mile east of the head of the Little Yetna River. The occurrence is in the SE1/4 SE1/4, section 12, T. 28 N., R. 51 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence is in a zone of unknown size marked by Silicification of felsic volcanic rocks. The silicification is largely chalcedony. The volcanics are part of the Upper Cretaceous or early Tertiary, Yetna River volcanic field (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). Iron-oxide-rich gossan after sulfides was noted in part of the zone. Two samples contained 100 parts per billion (ppb) gold, and 140 ppb mercury (McGimsey and others, 1988).
|Geologic map unit||(-158.634548761729, 62.5235511011516)|
|Mineral deposit model||Hot springs gold-silver? (Cox and Singer, 1986; deposit model 25a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||25a?|
|Age of mineralization||Unknown; the rhyolite is part of the Upper Cretaceous or early Tertiary, Yetna River volcanic field (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994).|
|Alteration of deposit||Chalcedonic silicification; iron oxide alteration.|
|Workings or exploration||Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1984 and 1985 (McGimsey and others, 1988).|
|Indication of production||None|
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||5/18/2003|