Unnamed (head of north fork of Nikolai Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 61.4723
Longitude -142.6738
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Location and accuracy This prospect is along the west valley wall at the head of the north fork of Nikolai Creek. The site is at an elevation of about 5,100 feet, 4,200 feet northeast of elevation 4670 and 4,000 feet southwest of elevation 5966. It is about 2,000 feet south of the center of section 34, T. 4 S., R. 15 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 75A of MacKevett (1976; the location is approximate, perhaps within a half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

MacKevett (1976) identifies this site as the general location of diamond drilling of geochemical anomalies in the early 1960s. The targets were copper deposits like those in the Kennecott mine area (MC093 for example).
Geologic map unit (-142.675873975781, 61.4718659795762)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some diamond drilling in the early 1960s.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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

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