Calcite

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite; pyrite
Gangue minerals serpentine

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-8
Latitude 61.545
Longitude -143.723
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at the head of MacDougal Creek. It is at an elevation of about 4,950 feet, 2,500 feet north-northwest of elevation 5975, and 1,700 feet southeast of the center of section 2, T. 4 S. R. 9 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 106 of MacKevett (1976) and locality 37 of MacKevett and others, 1978). The location is accurate to within about 100 feet. This prospect was included by Cobb and MacKevett (1980) under the name 'Calcite'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect consists of a brecciated fault zone along the contact of altered Triassic limestone and granodiorite; the fault zone contains sparse amounts of pyrite, chalcopyrite, and malachite (Moffit and Mertie, 1923; Van Alstine and Black, 1946; MacKevett, 1976). The altered limestone is bleached and contains magnesite, dolomite, and seams of calcite. The fault zone also contains abundant serpentine minerals, and pods and veins of serpentine occur in the limestone (Van Alstine and Black, 1946; MacKevett, 1976).
Geologic map unit (-143.72508401705, 61.5445412003272)
Mineral deposit model Vein
Alteration of deposit Dolomitization(?); serpentine veining and replacement.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The deposit was explored by a short adit.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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

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