Unnamed (east of East Fork of Glen Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Zn
Other commodities As; Cu; Pb
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; chalcopyrite; galena; pyrite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 63.5653
Longitude -150.7235
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3300 feet above the East Fork of Glen Creek. It is in the SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 section 31, T. 15 S., R. 16 W, Fairbanks Meridian. The location is approximate. It corresponds to number 82 of Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of this occurrence include chloritic phyllite, metafelsite, and marble of the lower Paleozoic Spruce Creek sequence. Rock units and schistosity strike ENE and dip south, off the crest of the Kantishna antiform (MM091) (Bundtzen, 1981; Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, fig. K-2). The occurrence consists of semimassive sulfides in cobbles and small boulders in scree. The sulfides occur in tan, vitreous quartzite that possibly is metachert. The sulfides form parallel bands of pyrite, sphalerite, galena, and minor chalcopyrite. The scree fragments are up to 0.5 foot across and contain as much as 20 percent sulfide. Samples assayed up to 0.47 ounce of silver per ton, 1.2 percent zinc, 0.38 percent lead, 0.05 percent copper, and 1.25 percent arsenic. Gold was not determined (Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, v. 2, occurrence 82).
Geologic map unit (-150.725782525006, 63.5647988511667)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

The occurrence is in Denali National Park and Preserve.

References

References

Reporters C.C. Hawley
Last report date 5/3/2001