Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Mo
Ore minerals molybdenite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 60.334
Longitude -154.242
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Location and accuracy Prospect is on the southwestern flank of Kijik Mountain. Locality 20 of Nelson and others (1985) and locality 14 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). NE1/4SW1/4 sec. 24, T. 3 N., R. 29 W., of the Seward Meridian. Locality accurate within 400 m.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Molybdenum claim in rhyolite and associated granite bodies (Nelson and others, 1983; unit Tv). Unit Tv includes rhyolitic breccia, ash-flow tuff, flows, and intrusive rocks and subordinate mafic to intermediate flows. MacKevett and Holloway (1977) speculated that the claim is located in an area of quartz veining. Potassium-argon ages for Unit Tv range from 56.2 to 62.7 m.y. (Eakins and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-154.244219231423, 60.3333343699145)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Mo, low - F (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21b)
Mineral deposit model number 21b
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger; potassium-argon ages for the host rock range from 56.2 to 62.7 m.y. (Eakins and others, 1978).
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

Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.