Unnamed (west side of west Kuskulana Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Cu
Other commodities As; Cr; Ti

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-8
Latitude 61.7064
Longitude -143.6489
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the west side of the western arm of Kuskulana Glacier. It is at an elevation of about 4,500 feet, 500 feet west of the glacier, and 3,000 feet southeast of the center of section 7, T. 2 S., R. 10 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 158 of MacKevett (1976). It is accurate to within about 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a 15-meter-wide altered zone that is developed along a fault that cuts Triassic Nikolai Greenstone (MacKevett, 1976). A sample of the altered material contained 0.3 part per million (ppm) gold, more than 1 percent titanium, 3,000 ppm arsenic, 300 ppm chromium, and 500 ppm copper.
Geologic map unit (-143.650991948228, 61.7059486715546)
Age of mineralization Triassic or younger based on the age of the host rock.
Alteration of deposit The type of alteration is not specified.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only limited surface sampling.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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