Unnamed (near terminus of Casement Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
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Latitude 58.9242
Longitude -135.9639
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 300 feet, approximately 3.5 miles southwest of Snow Dome and 3 miles north of Adams Inlet. It is near the terminus of Casement Glacier in the NE1/4 section 18, T. 34 S., R. 57 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1/4 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of this occurrence are predominantly Silurian and Devonian graywacke and argillite, and nonfoliated, Tertiary felsic granitic rocks and migmatite. Foliated, Cretaceous intermediate granitic plutons and migmatite crop out south of the occurrence (Brew and others, 1978). At the occurrence, altered zones 5 to 30 feet thick cut granitic rock near hornfels at the contact. The altered zones contain pyrite. A composite sample of altered rock contained 500 ppm copper and 5 ppm molybdenum (MacKevett and others, 1971).
The rocks in the vicinity of this occurrence are deformed and metamorphosed Silurian or Devonian carbonate, clastic and volcanic clastic rocks that have been intruded by Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous granitic and dioritic rocks (Brew and others, 1992).
Geologic map unit (-135.965780629052, 58.9238132295208)
Age of mineralization Tertiary.
Alteration of deposit Hornfelsing and iron-staining.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

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