|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||KR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||This site is located approximately 4 miles west of Puale Bay in T. 28 S., R. 39 W., of the Seward Meridian (Berg and Cobb, 1967, figure 1, locality 1; Cobb, 1972, MF 459, locality 1; MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 1; Church and others, 1989, MF 1539 I, locality 8). This site location is accurate to within several miles.|
Geologic descriptionBerg and Cobb (1967, p. 7) report that in 1920 samples were collected from chalcopyrite lenses which could be traced for 1 mile. Two samples assayed up to 0.31 ounce per ton gold, 8.1 ounces per ton silver, and 24.4 percent copper. Bedrock in this area consists of Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous sedimentary units of the Naknek formation. The deposit type is unknown but may be a polymetallic vein controlled by a contact zone of an unmapped dike or sill.
|Geologic map unit||(-155.702096039606, 57.7992925255936)|
|Mineral deposit model||Polymetallic vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c?).|
|Mineral deposit model number||22c?|
|Workings or exploration||Samples collected and analyzed.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThis site is located within Becharof Natural Wildlife Refuge.
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Church, S.E., Detterman, R.L., and Wilson, F.H., 1989, Mineral and energy resource assessment maps of the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and western Karluk quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 1539-I, 2 map sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Karluk quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-459, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Afognak, Karluk, Kodiak, and Trinity Islands quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-860, 49 p.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).
|Reporters||S.H. Pilcher (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||8/16/1998|