Unnamed (on ridge west of Nizina River)

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 61.4717
Longitude -142.6491
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Location and accuracy This prospect is on the ridge crest between the head of Nikolai Creek and the Nizina River. It is at an elevation of about 5,700 feet, 7,000 feet north of elevation 5720 in the SW1/4 of section 35, T. 4 S., R. 15 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 76 of MacKevett (1976); the location is approximate, perhaps within a half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

MacKevett (1976) identifies this locality as a prospect where diamond drilling tested subsurface geophysical anomalies in the early 1960s. The targets were copper deposits like those in the Kennecott mine area (MC093 for example).
Geologic map unit (-142.651173828605, 61.4712664400916)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some diamond drilling in the 1960s on geophysical anomalies.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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