Unnamed (on lower Sheep Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo
Ore minerals molybdenite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 61.7026
Longitude -141.6507
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the east side of lower Sheep Creek, a south tributary to the White River. The occurrence is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet in the SW1/4 of section 8, T. 2 S., R. 21 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 150 of MacKevett (1976); the location is accurate to within 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of altered zones in Cretaceous granodiorite (MacKevett, 1976, 1978). A sample of the altered rock contained 50 parts per million molybdenum.
Geologic map unit (-141.652797076842, 61.7022301842296)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Mo, low F? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21b)
Mineral deposit model number 21b?
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger based on the age of the host rocks.

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.