Neacola River

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Mo
Other commodities Pb
Ore minerals azurite; bornite; molybdenite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 60.96
Longitude -153.05
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Location and accuracy Occurrence is on peak 6,805 in the Neacola Mountains, NW corner of the Lake Clark D-1 quadrangle. Corresponds with locality 6 of Nelson and others (1985) and locality 19 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). Sec. 17, T. 10 N., R. 21 W., of the Seward Meridian. Accurate within 1,200 meters.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Disseminated quartz veins containing pyrite, azurite, and traces of bornite in medium- to coarse-grained biotite-hornblende granodiorite (Nelson and others, 1983; unit Ti4). The quartz veins locally contain 3,600 ppm Mo and 8,800 ppm Cu.
Geologic map unit (-153.05222390291, 60.9593799019854)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Cu-Mo (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21a)
Mineral deposit model number 21a
Age of mineralization Veins cut Tertiary granodiorite.
Alteration of deposit Unknown

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Veins locally contain 3,600 ppm Mo and 8,800 ppm Cu (Nelson and others, 1985).
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates No reserves
Production notes No production

Additional comments

Area is very rugged and partly covered by glaciers. Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.


MRDS Number A013024


Resource Associates of Alaska, Inc., 1976, Geology and geochemistry of certain land within the Lake Clark National Park: Contract report for U.S. Bureau of Mines, Contract JO166108, 7 v.
Reporters M.L. Miller (USGS); D.P. Bickerstaff (USGS)
Last report date 6/15/1998