Unnamed (headwater area of Middle and South Forks of Paint River)

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Fe
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; magnetite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale IL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 59.0978
Longitude -154.62
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Location and accuracy The approximate location of this occurrence is on or near hill 3601 between the Middle and South Forks of Paint River. For this record, the occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,400 feet in the NW1/4 NE1/4 sec. 35, T. 12 S., R. 32 W., Seward Meridian. The site, which is locality 26 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), is accurate within about 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The area of this occurrence is underlain by volcanic flows and fragmental rocks of the Jurassic Talkeetna Formation, and possibly at shallow depth by Jurassic granodiorite, which crops out to the south and northeast (Detterman and Reed, 1980). Copper or iron claims were staked in the area (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973; MacKevett and Holloway, 1977), probably on chalcopyrite- or magnetite-bearing skarn deposits.
Geologic map unit (-154.622108327277, 59.0971099663627)
Mineral deposit model Probably Fe or Cu skarn (Cox and Singer, models 18d, 18b).
Mineral deposit model number 18d?, 18b?
Age of mineralization Jurassic or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Claims have been located, but there is no record of any workings.
Indication of production None



Reporters C.C. Hawley, Hawley Resource Group, Anchorage, Alaska
Last report date 6/9/2003