Blue Star

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals pyrite; secondary copper minerals

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 61.1248
Longitude -141.8559
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on the north valley wall of lower Barnard Glacier. It is at an an elevation of about 2,500 feet, about 1,500 feet from the glacier,and 7,000 feet southwest of peak 7110. The prospect is in the SE 1/4 of section 32, T. 8 S., R. 20 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 29 of MacKevett (1976); the location is accurate to within about 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The deposit at this prospect consists of schist that contains disseminated pyrite and copper staining (MacKevett, 1976). The schist is part of the submarine volcanogenic Station Creek Formation of Early Permian and Pennsylvanian age (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-141.857906453108, 61.1243801101678)
Mineral deposit model Kuroko massive sulfide? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 28a)
Mineral deposit model number 28a?
Age of mineralization Pennsylvanian to Early Permian(?) based on the age of the host rocks of the Station Creek Formation (MacKevett, 1978).
Alteration of deposit Oxidation.

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.