Unnamed (west of upper Hawkins Glacier)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo
Ore minerals molybdenite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 61.3262
Longitude -141.9857
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on the steep southwest flank of peak 12470. It is at an elevation of about 9,000 feet, 4,000 feet southwest of peak 12470, and 2,500 feet south of the center of section 22, T. 6 S., R. 19 E. of the Copper river Meridian. This is locality 44 of MacKevett (1976); the location is probably accurate to within a several thousand feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The deposit at this prospect consists of molybdenite-bearing quartz veins that cut Tertiary granodiorite (Smith, 1942; MacKevett, 1976). The veins are up to 3 feet thick but generally are less than one foot thick.
Geologic map unit (-141.987735240032, 61.3257910321027)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Mo, low F? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21b)
Mineral deposit model number 21b?
Age of mineralization The age of the host granodiorite is Tertiary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only limited surface sampling.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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

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