Unnamed (west of head of North Fork Rainy Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; oxidized copper mineral(s); pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 63.3492
Longitude -145.9468
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of 4,700 feet west of the head of North Fork Rainy Creek. It is in the SW1/4SW1/4 section 13, T. 18 S., R. 9 E., Fairbanks Meridian. It corresponds to locality 17 of Rose (1965) and to locality S59 in table 2 of Nokleberg and others (1991).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

At this occurrence, chalcopyrite and secondary copper minerals are in a shear zone that strikes N70E (Rose, 1965). The mineralized zone is about 6.5 feet wide by 10 feet long and is hosted in pyrite-altered dacite porphyry that intrudes the Slana Spur Formation of Pennsylvanian age (Nokleberg and others, 1991).
Geologic map unit (-145.949062795892, 63.3487834995539)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 17).
Mineral deposit model number 17
Age of mineralization Late Paleozoic or younger.
Alteration of deposit Pyritization of dacite host rock; oxidation of copper minerals.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None