Unnamed (near Hawk Inlet)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 58.1382
Longitude -134.7812
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of approximately 500 feet near the south end of the Mansfield Peninsula. It is 1.5 miles northwest of the Hawk Inlet docks and ore transfer facility, and 4 miles south-southeast of Snowy Mountain. It is just east of the center of the SE1/4 section 16, T. 43 S., R. 65 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1/4 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Wells and others (1986) report pyrite and traces of chalcopyrite in schist at this site. No other information is available. The rocks in the general area are mainly Ordovician and Devonian to Triassic, clastic units, 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 (-134.7829874627, 58.1378634853296)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Wells and others (1986) report pyrite and traces of chalcopyrite in schist at this site. No other information is available.
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number A012092

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