Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 58.8406
Longitude -135.4527
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 750 feet, approximately 4.5 miles southeast of Mt. Young, on a north tributary of the Endicott River. It is in the NW1/4 section 17, T. 35 S., R. 60 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The regional geology consists of 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). Brew and Ford (1985) describe the rocks in the vicinity of this occurrence as predominantly Devonian and Silurian greenstone, greenschist, limestone and graywacke intruded by Cretaceous biotite-hornblende granodiorite.
Jim Burnett, a prospector, reported that he sampled a 12-foot vein or zone of copper in the area that assayed 14% copper (Williams, 1953). Williams failed to locate the occurrence. Wells and others (1986) report a copper vein in this vicinity and assert that claims were active in 1900.
Geologic map unit (-135.454545322788, 58.8402674055223)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None