Unnamed (north of the Chistochina Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu; Ni
Other commodities Au; Pt
Ore minerals pyrite
Gangue minerals olivine

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 63.1988
Longitude -144.7006
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The location given by Cobb (1979 [OFR 79-238]) for this occurrence is north of the Chistochina Glacier and southwest of Mount Kimball. The occurrence is shown at an arbitrary point in the NW1/4 section 9, T. 20 S., R. 16 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The accuracy is indeterminate; the occurrence may be within a radius of several miles or more.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A dunite boulder found on a glacial moraine contained abundant pyrite; a sample contained 0.75 percent copper, 0.2 percent nickel, 0.12 ounce of silver per ton, and traces of gold and platinum (Rose, 1967).
Geologic map unit (-144.702834808431, 63.1984095859338)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A boulder of dunite found in glacial moraine was sampled.
Indication of production None

References