Unnamed (north of the Gilahina River)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-8
Latitude 61.4595
Longitude -143.6533
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is near an unnamed north tributary to the Gilahina River. It is at an elevation of about 3,600 feet, 2,500 feet west of elevation 4620 and 2,000 feet south of the center of section 5, T. 5 S., R. 10 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-170 and the latitude and longitude for this record were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a copper prospect. Bedrock in the area is upper Paleozoic volcanic rocks (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.65537846138, 61.4590423730681)
Age of mineralization Late Paleozoic or younger based on the age of the rocks in the area.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

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

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