Lost Cabin Extension

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals bornite; chalcocite; chalcopyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-8
Latitude 61.7307
Longitude -143.9861
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Location and accuracy This prospect is west of the lower Kluvesna River. It is at an elevation of about 2,400 feet near the southeast corner of section 32, T. 1 S., R 8 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 177 of MacKevett (1976) and locality 1 of MacKevett and others (1978). The location is accurate to within about 100 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The deposit at this prospect consists of chalcocite, bornite, and chalcopyrite that are sparsely disseminated in iron-stained Triassic Nikolai Greenstone near its contact with overlying Triassic Chitistone Limestone (Moffit and Mertie, 1923; MacKevett, 1976). The deposits were explored by 4 adits and several open cuts. The widespread deposition of copper in Triassic greenstone and limestone of the area is thought to have accompanied regional deformation and low-grade metamorphism in the Late Jurassic or Early Cretaceous (MacKevett and others, 1997). Copper-bearing minerals were deposited in the underlying Nikolai Greenstone at about 112 Ma (Silberman and others, 1980).
Geologic map unit (-143.988196793224, 61.7302370510395)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23)
Mineral deposit model number 23
Age of mineralization Cretaceous? The widespread deposition of copper in Triassic greenstone and limestone of the area is thought to have accompanied regional deformation and low-grade metamorphism in the Late Jurassic or Early Cretaceous (MacKevett and others, 1997). Copper-bearing minerals were deposited in the underlying Nikolai Greenstone at about 112 Ma (Silberman and others, 1980).
Alteration of deposit Oxidation.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The deposits were explored by 4 adits and several open cuts.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The locality is in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve.

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