Unnamed (south of Barnard Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Fe
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 61.1047
Longitude -141.6353
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 5,300 feet, about 8,000 feet from Barnard Glacier and 1,800 feet north-northeast of elevation 6440. The occurrence is about 1,000 feet north-northeast of the center of section 11, T. 9 S., R. 21 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 15 of MacKevett (1976); the location is accurate to within about 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a sulfide-bearing dike; a sample contained 20 percent iron and 500 parts per million copper (MacKevett, 1976). The dike is near the thrust contact between Triassic Nikolai Greenstone and upper Paleozoic metamorphic rocks (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-141.637297797428, 61.104285639198)
Mineral deposit model Disseminated sulfide minerals

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.

References