Unnamed (head of Clear Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals malachite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-8
Latitude 61.6303
Longitude -143.8569
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at the head of Clear Creek. It is at an elevation of about 5,500 feet, 3,200 feet south-southwest of elevation 6860 and 1,600 feet east of elevation 6641. The site is in the SW1/4 of section 6, T. 3 S., R. 9 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 136 of MacKevett (1976) and locality 21 of MacKevett and others (1978). The location is accurate to within about 100 feet. Cobb and MacKevett (1980) included this prospect under the name 'Clear Cr.'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This is one of several prospects in the area that were explored by the Great Northern Development Company in the early 1900s (Moffit and Mertie, 1923). At this prospect, an adit explored a weakly mineralized zone about 3 feet wide (MacKevett, 1976). The deposit is near a fault contact between Triassic Nikolai Greenstone and Triassic Chitistone Limestone (MacKevett and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.858987713727, 61.6298365861615)
Alteration of deposit Oxidation?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration An adit explored this deposit.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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

References