Peavine

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals azurite; chalcocite; malachite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 61.4484
Longitude -142.4867
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Location and accuracy This mine is on the south valley wall of the Chitistone River east of the lower part of Lime Spring Creek. It is at an elevation of about 3,200 feet, 3,500 feet northwest of elevation 5615, about 1,000 feet south of the center of section 11, T. 5 S., R. 16 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 73 of MacKevett (1976); the location is accurate to within a few hundred feet. Cobb and MacKevett (1980) included this mine under the name 'Peavine'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The deposit at this mine consists of malachite and azurite with some chalcocite that occurs in a brecciated fault zone that cuts both Triassic Chitistone Limestone and underlying Triassic Nikolai Greenstone (Miller, 1946; MacKevett and Smith, 1972; MacKevett, 1976). A small amount of mineralized material was shipped in the winter of 1973-74 (MacKevett, 1976). The mine was developed by a short adit and surface workings. Copper mineralization is common in Nikolai Greenstone and is thought to have accompanied regional deformation and low-grade metamorphism in the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous (MacKevett and others, 1997).
Geologic map unit (-142.488764908583, 61.4479732445619)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23)
Mineral deposit model number 23
Age of mineralization Cretaceous? Copper mineralization is common in Nikolai Greenstone and is thought to have accompanied regional deformation and low-grade metamorphism in the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous (MacKevett and others, 1997).
Alteration of deposit Oxidation.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The mine was developed by a short adit and surface workings.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes A small amount of mineralized material was shipped in the winter of 1973-74 (MacKevett, 1976).

Additional comments

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

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