Reger Pyrrhotite

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Ni
Other commodities Fe
Ore minerals pyrrhotite
Gangue minerals limonite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 62.159
Longitude -154.399
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Location and accuracy The Reger Pyrrhotite occurrence is located on the west side of Straight Creek Valley about one kilometer southwest of the Chip Loy deposit (MG032)) at an elevation of 3,460 feet (1,055 m) in the NW1/4 sec. 22, T. 24 N., R. 28 W., of the Seward Meridian. Location is based on a description and map provided by Herreid (1968).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Reger Pyrrhotite occurrence is in a limestone-slate thermal aureole 760 meters north of the contact of the Middle Fork Plutonic complex (Solie, 1983). A steeply dipping mafic dike of Tertiary (?) age is covered by limonite and contains abundant disseminated pyrrhotite. The sulfide-bearing dike continues upward to an elevation of at least 3,750 feet (1,143 m). Azurite and malachite staining was noted. A sample collected in the mineralized area contains 230 ppm copper and 600 ppm nickel (Herreid, 1968).
Geologic map unit (-154.401237372794, 62.1583649788567)
Mineral deposit model Disseminated Ni-Cu-PGE type? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 5b?).
Mineral deposit model number 5b?
Age of mineralization Unknown; dike rock is undated.
Alteration of deposit Copper bearing sulfides oxidized to azurite and malachite.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The Reger Pyrrhotite occurrence was found by R.D. Reger during field investigations by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in 1967 (Herreid, 1968). A sample collected in the mineralized aureole contains 230 ppm copper and 600 ppm nickel.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.

Additional comments

See Chip Loy deposit (MG032).