Unnamed (east of lakes at head of Lake Fork)

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale IL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 59.2297
Longitude -154.5035
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,050 feet east of the lakes at the head of Lake Fork of Paint River. The occurrence is in the approximate center of the N1/2 NE1/4 sec.16, T. 11 S., R. 31 W., Seward Meridian. The location is number 27 of MacKevett and Holloway, and is accurate within about 0.5 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rock at this occurrence is probably mainly Jurassic quartz diorite (Detterman and Reed, 1980). The quartz diorite has local phases of diorite and granodiorite and contains roof pendants of gneiss and of mafic and ultramafic rocks. The occurrence is based on claims located for copper, probably as chalcopyrite (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973; MacKevett and Holloway, 1977). No further data are available.
Geologic map unit (-154.505628735241, 59.2290137072697)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry copper? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 17).
Mineral deposit model number 17?
Age of mineralization Probably Jurassic or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The area has been geologically mapped in reconnaissance (Detterman and Reed, 1980). 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