Unnamed (south-southeast of VABM Canwell)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu
Ore minerals pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 63.3266
Longitude -145.6786
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of 4,900 feet about a half-mile south-southeast of VABM Canwell near the northwest end of Rainbow Ridge. It is at the center of section 29, T. 18 S., R. 11 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The occurrence is described in Hanson (1963, p. 67).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

At this occurrence, pyrite forms disseminations and coats fractures in Permian (?) metadacite intrusive rocks and in fragmental volcanic rocks of the Slana Spur Formation of Pennsylvanian age (Hanson, 1963). This occurrence is one of the four prominent areas of pyrite and chalcopyrite disseminated in dacitic tuff noted by Hanson (1963, p. 67, figure 5).
Geologic map unit (-145.680852844267, 63.3261878123767)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins; Porphyry Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c, model 17).
Mineral deposit model number 22c, 17
Age of mineralization Permian (?) or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The occurrence is on active claims of Northeast Exploration.
Indication of production None



Reporters W.T. Ellis (Alaska Earth Science), C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group), and W.J. Nokleberg (USGS)
Last report date 6/21/2002