Unnamed (west of Tarr Inlet)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Other commodities Au; Co; Ni
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MF
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 58.956
Longitude -136.932
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Location and accuracy The occurrence is on the west side of Tarr Inlet, about 0.15 mile west of the shore line and about 2.75 miles north of the mouth of Johns Hopkins Inlet. The elevation is approximately 500 feet. The location is known within about 0.25 mile. The location is same as number 41 of Kimball and others (1978), number 62 of MacKevett and others (1971), and number 13 of Cobb (1972).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The area is mostly underlain by granitic rocks of Cretaceous age (Brew and others, 1978). At the mineral locality, a dike of pegmatitic hornblende diorite 6 feet thick cuts heterogeneous diorite. In turn, the pegmatitic diorite contains quartz-calcite veins as much as 0.5 foot thick that contain pyrite and chalcopyrite. The veins contain as much as 2000 ppm copper, a trace of gold, and 300 ppm each of cobalt and nickel (MacKevett and others, 1971, table 9, location 62).
Geologic map unit (-136.933883881323, 58.9555959892602)
Mineral deposit model Lode associated with an intrusive of intermediate to mafic composition.
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface exposures only. A grab sample of a quartz-calcite vein in pegmatitic diorite contained 2000 ppm Cu, a trace of gold, and 300 ppm each of cobalt and nickel (MacKevett and others, location 62, table 9).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The site is in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

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