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 61.4513
Longitude -143.7888
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Location and accuracy This prospect is on the north side of Gilahina Butte. It is at an elevation of about 1,800 feet, 1,800 feet south of the McCarthy road in the NW1/4 of section 10, T. 5 S., R. 9 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-146 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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a copper vein prospect. Bedrock in the area is Paleozoic crystalline rocks (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.790880068292, 61.4508388381317)
Mineral deposit model Vein
Age of mineralization Paleozoic or younger based on the bedrock in the area.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

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