|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MH|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-4|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is at an elevation of 3,700 feet approximately 1 mile east of the top of Paxson Mountain and about 1.3 miles south-southwest of Mud Lake. It is in the SE1/4SW1/4 section 12, T. 22 S., R. 11 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The occurrence corresponds to locality 5 in Rose and Saunders (1965) and locality S96 in table 2 of Nokleberg and others (1991).|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence consists of a zone about 30 feet wide of quartz-epidote veinlets and vuggy pods as much as 1 foot long and 6 inches wide that contain pyrite, chalcopyrite, and bornite (Rose and Saunders, 1965). The mineralized zone is limonite stained and extends along the wall of a gorge for 250 feet. The zone appears to dip north 20 degrees and is copper stained on its southern end. The host rock is metabasalt of Nikolai Greenstone of Late Triassic age that locally is highly fractured and altered to chlorite and epidote (Rose and Saunders, 1965).
|Geologic map unit||(-145.552919431983, 63.0162788401053)|
|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 metabasalt host rock is highly fractured and altered to chlorite and some epidote.|
|Indication of production||None|
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Mount Hayes quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-238, 140 p.
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||6/19/2002|