Unnamed (east-southeast of the toe of McCallum Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb
Other commodities Au
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 63.2801
Longitude -145.5665
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of 5,200 feet approximately 1 mile east-southeast of the toe of McCallum Glacier. It is in the NW1/4SW1/4 section 12, T. 19 S., R. 11 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The occurrence is described by Hanson (1963, locality 12), and it corresponds to locality 26 in Cobb (1979 [OFR 79-238]) and locality S119 in table 2 of Nokelberg and others (1991).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of chalcopyrite and galena in scattered areas of small quartz veins in metadacite tuff of the Slana Spur Formation of Pennsylvanian age (Hanson, 1963; Nokleberg and others, 1991). Samples of the mineralized quartz veins assayed 0.4 to 0.5 percent copper, 0.4 to 0.5 percent lead, and a trace of gold (Hanson, 1963).
Geologic map unit (-145.568743730841, 63.2796883554732)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Pennsylvanian or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples of the mineralized quartz veins assayed 0.4 to 0.5 percent copper, 0.4 to 0.5 percent lead, and a trace of gold (Hanson, 1963).
Indication of production None

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