Barron

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Fe
Ore minerals magnetite; pyrrhotite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 58.2984
Longitude -134.8354
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Location and accuracy The Barron prospect is at an elevation of approximately 900 feet on the southwest side of Lone Mountain, 2 miles north of Bear Creek and 1.2 miles west of Stephens Passage. It is in the NE1/4SE1/4 section 19, T. 41 S., R. 65 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1/4 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Barron prospect consists of a 10-foot thick magnetite- and pyrrhotite-bearing skarn in marble. The skarn can be traced 2000 feet to the northwest and a short distance to the southeast. A large claim block covered this area in 1984 (Wells and others, 1986). No other information is available. The rocks in the area are mainly Ordovician and Devonian to Triassic clastic strata, mafic-intermediate volcanic rocks, and subordinate limestone. The bedded rocks are intruded and locally metamorphosed by Cretaceous granodiorite (Gehrels and Berg, 1994).
Geologic map unit (-134.837192906544, 58.2980657240274)
Mineral deposit model Fe-skarn deposit, (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 18d)
Mineral deposit model number 18d

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number A012098

References

Gehrels, G.E., and Berg, H.C., 1994, Geology of southeastern Alaska, in Plafker, George, and Berg, H. C., eds., The geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, DNAG, The geology of North America, Vol. G-1, p. 451-467.
Reporters J.C. Barnett and L.D. Miller (Juneau, Alaska )
Last report date 12/15/2001