Upper Tazimina

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Other commodities Ag; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; magnetite
Gangue minerals epidote; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 60.11
Longitude -153.914
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Location and accuracy Locality is approximately 4 km S-SW of the mouth of Ospook Creek. This is locality 36 of Nelson and others (1985) and locality 35 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). NE1/4 sec. 9, T. 1 S., R. 27 W., of the Seward Meridian. Location is accurate within 800 m.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Occurrence is a very small area of strong epidote - quartz - magnetite - chalcopyrite veining within 0.9 m of the contact of Tertiary andesite porphyry breccia with fine-grained metasedimentary rocks. Resource Associates of Alaska (1976) report two rock samples taken near the metasediment-volcanic contact yielded values as high as 11.2 ppm Ag, 1,100 ppm Cu, 180 ppm Pb, and 680 ppm Zn. One nearby stream sediment sample showed slight anomaly (109 ppm Cu). However, these results could not be reproduced by Nelson and others (1985).
Geologic map unit (-153.916190224858, 60.1093409402108)
Mineral deposit model Cu skarn (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 18b)
Mineral deposit model number 18b
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger, based on geologic relationships.
Alteration of deposit Unknown

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Resource Associates of Alaska (1976) report two rock samples taken near the metasediment-volcanic contact yielded values as high as 11.2 ppm Ag, 1,100 ppm Cu, 180 ppm Pb, and 680 ppm Zn. One nearby stream sediment sample showed slight anomaly (109 ppm Cu). However, these results could not be reproduced by Nelson and others (1985).
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates No reserves
Production notes No production

Additional comments

Mineralization very sparse. Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

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