Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo
Other commodities W
Ore minerals molybdenite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 60.9
Longitude -153.2
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Location and accuracy On or near the mountaintop in the Neacola Mountains that is about 11.3 km SW of peak 6,805 (Neacola River occurrence - ARDF number LC001). Located in the NW corner of the Lake Clark D-1 quadrangle; occurrence #5 of Lambeth (1978). Location is only known within 5 km.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Lambeth (1978) described the occurrence as coarse molybdenite with tungsten in fracture in quartz monzonite. Nelson and others (1983, unit Ti17) described the bedrock as granite and biotite-hornblende granite and granodiorite. Potassium-argon dates from samples of unit Ti17 range from about 35 to 41 m.y. (Reed and Lanphere, 1972; 1973). The rocks in the south seem to be younger than the rocks in the north (Nelson and others, 1983).
Geologic map unit (-153.202244631931, 60.8993697068438)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Mo, Low-F? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21b?).
Mineral deposit model number 21b?
Age of mineralization Mineralization is Tertiary or younger. Potassium-argon dates from samples of this plutonic body range from about 35 to 41 m.y. (Reed and Lanphere, 1972; 1973).
Alteration of deposit Unknown

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Unknown
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates No reserves
Production notes No production

Additional comments

MAS/MILS sequence number 0020930025 (Bureau of Mines, 1995). Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. This unnamed occurrence may actually be the Neacola River occurrence (ARDF number LC001).


MRDS Number A106366


Reporters D.P. Bickerstaff (USGS)
Last report date 6/15/1998