|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MC|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-8|
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|Location and accuracy||This prospect is on the south bank of the Kotsina River, 2,200 feet downstream of the mouth of Amy Creek. It is at an elevation of 2,600 feet, 3,000 feet southeast of the center of section 1, T. 2 S., R. 8 E., of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 170 of MacKevett (1976) and locality 6 of MacKevett and others (1978). The location is accurate to within about 100 feet.|
Geologic descriptionThe deposit at this prospect consists of pyrite- and chalcopyrite-bearing veins less than 30 centimeters thick that cut Triassic gabbro and Tertiary(?) felsic dikes. Some of the pyrite is localized along iron-stained fault zones (Moffit and Mertie, 1923). Samples of the mineralization contain as much as 3 parts per million (ppm) silver and 1,000 ppm copper. The deposits were explored by several short adits.
|Geologic map unit||(-143.871692430607, 61.7160392244949)|
|Mineral deposit model||Vein|
|Age of mineralization||Tertiary? The veins cut felsic dikes that may be Tertiary in age.|
|Alteration of deposit||Oxidation.|
|Workings or exploration||The deposits were explored by several short adits.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe locality is in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1976, Mineral deposits and occurrences in the McCarthy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-773-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., Smith, J.G., Jones, D.L., and Winkler, G.R., 1978, Geologic map of the McCarthy C-8 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1418, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology, Inc.)|
|Last report date||1/12/2003|