Unnamed (west of upper Hawkins Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Mo
Other commodities Bi
Ore minerals molybdenite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 61.3194
Longitude -141.8891
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the west valley wall of upper Hawkins Glacier. It is at an elevation of about 5,500 feet, 5,000 feet southeast of peak 11040 in the NE1/4 of section 30, T. 6 S., R. 20 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 43 of MacKevett (1976); the location is probably accurate to within 500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is in altered Tertiary granodiorite. A sample contained 7 parts per million (ppm) silver, 200 ppm bismuth, and 500 ppm molybdenum (MacKevett, 1976).
Geologic map unit (-141.891132266519, 61.3189936973933)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Mo, low F? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21b)
Mineral deposit model number 21b?
Age of mineralization Tertiary based on the age of the granodiorite host rock.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration 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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