Unnamed (near VABM Moon)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 63.6195
Longitude -150.562
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 4600 feet, about 250 feet northwest of VABM Moon, on an isolated ridge southeast of Kankone Peak. It is in the NW1/4NE1/4 section 13, T. 15. S., R. 16 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within 500 feet. The occurrence corresponds to mineral deposit number 293 of Hawley and Associates (1978).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of weakly malachite-stained Birch Creek Schist that contains a small amount of chalcopyrite. An analysis of the schist shows 1250 ppm copper and 3.4 ppm silver (Hawley and Associates, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-150.564286080733, 63.6190044314731)
Alteration of deposit Oxidation of copper mineral.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There are no workings.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The occurrence is in Denali National Park and Preserve.

References