Unnamed (north flank of Paxson Mountain)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals bornite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 63.0866
Longitude -145.6433
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of 3,700 feet on the north flank of Paxson Mountain. It is one-tenth of a mile southeast of the Denali Highway, in the NW1/4NE1/4 section 21, T. 21 S., R. 11 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The occurrence corresponds to locality 9 in Rose and Saunders (1965) and to locality S88 in table 2 of Nokleberg and others (1991).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of bornite in a half-inch-thick vein (Rose and Saunders, 1965). The vein trends N35E and cuts metabasalt of the Nikolai Greenstone of Late Triassic age (Nokleberg and others, 1991). Several pieces of mineralized float occur downslope from the vein.
Geologic map unit (-145.645529545298, 63.0861799795967)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23).
Mineral deposit model number 23
Age of mineralization Probably Cretaceous.
Alteration of deposit The vesicular basalt host rock is altered to chlorite and epidote.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface workings include hand-dug prospect pits.
Indication of production None