Unnamed (northeast of Dot Lake)

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Asbestos
Ore minerals chrysotile
Gangue minerals serpentine

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 63.7424
Longitude -144.0238
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is north of the Tanana River a few miles northeast of Dot Lake. The location is approximate and based on Saunders' (1958) imprecise description. The accuracy of the location is indeterminate; it may be several or many miles away.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Specimens from this occurrence have asbestos seams as much as three-quarters of an inch wide (Saunders, 1958). Saunders examined a hand specimen at Dot Lake village; he did not visit the location. The rocks at the occurrence are not described.
Geologic map unit (-144.026081018727, 63.742035451719)
Mineral deposit model Serpentine-hosted asbestos (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 8d).
Mineral deposit model number 8d
Alteration of deposit Serpentinization of olivine-bearing ultramafic rock.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

References

References

Reporters W.T. Ellis (Alaska Earth Sciences) and A.W. Wyatt and S.S. Dashevsky (Northern Associates Inc.)
Last report date 3/20/2003