East Gladiator

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu; Mo; Pb; Zn
Other commodities Sn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; molybdenite; pyrite; pyrrhotite
Gangue minerals quartz; sericite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 60.18
Longitude -153.83
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Location and accuracy Locality is at the top of a 1,829 m (6,000 ft) peak 4.8 km NE of the eastern end of Kontrashibuna Lake. The anomaly extends at least 1.6 km around the location. This is locality 34 of Nelson and others (1985) and locality 31 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). Sec. 17, T. 1 N., R. 26 W., of the Seward Meridian. Accurate within 1,500 meters.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Widespread, mostly low-grade mineralization associated with metamorphic rocks (roof pendant) and volcanic rocks in vicinity of Tertiary granite. Chalcopyrite occurs as thin fracture coatings or within quartz veins in shear zones (Nelson and others, 1985). Sulfide mineralization best developed in the meta-siltstone and argillite near andesite or diorite contact. Maximum values from rock chip samples yielded: 27.7 ppm Ag, 0.32 percent Cu, 0.09 percent Pb, 75 ppm Sn, and 0.1 percent Zn (Nelson and others, 1985).
Three close-spaced southwest flowing streams, about 3.2 km SW of this location is sample 'Area D' of Eakins (1970). These streams flow through basalt into the eastern end of Kontrashibuna Lake. Stream sediment samples reported by Eakins (1970) yielded up to 95 ppm Pb and 225 ppm Zn. Copper values were below 50 ppm.
Nelson and others (1983, units Ti8 and Tv) describe the rocks in this area as Tertiary medium-grained biotite-hornblende granodiorite which also includes granite and quartz monzodiorite; and Tertiary volcanic rocks that include rhyolitic breccia, ash-flow tuff, flows, and felsic intrusive rocks, and subordinate mafic to intermediate flows.
Geologic map unit (-153.832197346563, 60.1793426541231)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger
Alteration of deposit Sericitic, argillic, and chloritic alteration.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Maximum values from rock chip samples yielded: 27.7 ppm Ag, 0.32 percent Cu, 0.09 percent Pb, 75 ppm Sn, and 0.1 percent Zn (Nelson and others, 1985). Stream sediment samples reported by Eakins (1970) yielded up to 95 ppm Pb and 225 ppm Zn. Copper values were below 50 ppm.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates No reserves
Production notes No production

Additional comments

Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

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