|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MH|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-4|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is at an elevation of 5,250 feet on a steep ridge on the west side of upper North Fork Rainy Creek. It is in the SE1/4SW1/4 section 26, T. 18 S., R. 9 E., Fairbanks Meridian. It is approximately 500 feet up-slope and northwest of locality 4 of Rose (1965); see MH150.|
Geologic descriptionAt this occurrence garnet-skarn-hosted massive sulfide bands as much as one meter wide by several meters long strike northwest (Rose, 1965). An Upper Triassic gabbro crops out a few meters away across talus where it intrudes the Slana Spur Formation of Pennsylvanian age (Nokleberg and others, 1991). Other sulfide bands crop out about 500 feet down-slope in a similar setting. A grab sample of massive chalcopyrite, pyrite, and bornite assayed 0.6 percent copper, 0.2 percent cobalt, and 0.9 ounce of silver per ton (Nokleberg and others, 1991).
|Geologic map unit||(-145.970561274583, 63.3219821722222)|
|Mineral deposit model||Cu skarn (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 18b).|
|Mineral deposit model number||18b|
|Age of mineralization||Late Paleozoic or Late Triassic.|
|Alteration of deposit||A garnet-calcite skarn has developed at this prospect.|
|Workings or exploration||
A U.S. Geological Survey grab sample of massive chalcopyrite, pyrite, and bornite assayed 0.6 percent copper, 0.2 percent cobalt, and 0.9 ounce of silver per ton (Nokleberg and others, 1991).The occurrence may be on active claims of MAN Resources.
|Indication of production||None|
Nokleberg, W.J., Lange, I.M., Roback, R.C., Yeend, Warren, and Silva, S.R., 1991, Map showing locations of metalliferous lode and placer mineral occurrences, mineral deposits, prospects, and mines, Mount Hayes quadrangle, eastern Alaska Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1996-C, 42 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||W.T. Ellis (Alaska Earth Science), C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group), and W.J. Nokleberg (USGS)|
|Last report date||6/10/2002|