Kletson Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals native copper

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 61.5872
Longitude -141.0078
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Location and accuracy This placer prospect is near the head of Kletson Creek which is mostly in Canada. The prospect is along the creek at an elevation of about 5,000 feet, 4,500 feet southeast of elevation 6626 (benchmark Dalton) in the SE1/4 of section 23. T. 3 S., R. 24 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 110 of MacKevett (1976); the location is accurate to within about 1,000 feet. Cobb and MacKevett (1980) included this prospect under the name 'Kletson Cr.'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A considerable length of Kletson Creek contains placer deposits of native copper (MacKevett, 1976). Bedrock at the head of Kletson Creek is Permian sedimentary rocks and Triassic Nikolai Greenstone (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-141.009832059401, 61.5868607294854)
Mineral deposit model Alluvial placer with native copper
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Apparently only limited surface examination.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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