Unnamed (Rainbow Ridge south of Rainbow Mountain)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 63.2798
Longitude -145.623
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of 4,500 feet on the southwest part of Rainbow Ridge, about 2.1 miles south of the top of Rainbow Mountain. It is at the center of the SW1/4 section 10, T. 19 S., R. 11 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The occurrence is described by Hanson (1963, p. 67), and it corresponds to locality S114 of table 2 in Nokelberg and others (1991).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of pyrite and chalcopyrite disseminated in dacite tuff (Hanson, 1963, p. 67). The dacite tuff is part of the Slana Spur Formation of Pennsylvanian age (Nokleberg and others 1991). 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 (-145.625246454901, 63.2793874668509)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 17).
Mineral deposit model number 17
Age of mineralization Pennsylvanian or younger.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None