Unnamed (near Metlakatla)

Occurrence, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 55.126
Longitude -131.567
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at sea level, at the west end of the town of Metlakatla. The site is in section 9, T. 78 S., R. 92 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 24 in Berg (1972 [I 684]), loc. 148 in Elliott and others (1978), and loc. 47 in Karl (1992). The location is accurate within 0.1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of this site are schist, hornfels, and gneiss derived from an assemblage of undivided volcanic, sedimentary, and intrusive rocks of Silurian and Ordovician age (Berg, 1972; Berg and others, 1988). The rocks are polymetamorphic: the latest metamorphism, to greenschist grade, probably occurred in Late Cretaceous time. The occurrence consists of sparsely disseminated pyrite, chalcopyrite, and traces of malachite in schist (Berg, 1972, loc. 24).
Geologic map unit (-131.56867846731, 55.1256567582532)
Mineral deposit model Disseminated lode deposit of undetermined origin.
Alteration of deposit Minor oxidation of copper mineral.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

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