|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-2|
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|Location and accuracy||The Marilee group of 8 claims is on the ridge between Rainy Creek and the West Fork of Glen Creek. The group, at an average elevation of about 3650 feet, is mainly in the SE1/4 SE1/4 of section 2, T. 16 S., R. 17 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The location is described in Alaska State Kardex file 66-56 (Hawley and Associates, 1978; Heiner and Porter, 1972). It is probably accurate within 500 feet. The site correponds to occurrence 67 of Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury (1984), and possibly to unpatented claims reported in this vicinity by Wells (1933).|
The Marilee prospect is along and near a northeast-striking fault contact between the Birch Creek Schist and metafelsite of the Spruce Creek sequence (Bundtzen, 1981; Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, fig. K-2, also v. 2, occurrence 67). Wells (1933, p. 373) described mineralized zones subparallel to thin-bedded schist on the ridge between Rainy Creek and the West Fork of Glen Creek.The deposit consists of at least three quartz veins and two mineralized shear zones. The southeasternmost shear zone is the contact between the Spruce Creek and Birch Creek rocks. The quartz veins contain mainly pyrite, along with less-abundant galena and possibly stibnite. Assays show anomalous amounts of silver, antimony, and arsenic (Wells, 1933; Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, occurrence 67).
|Geologic map unit||(-150.783082613141, 63.5520974254666)|
|Mineral deposit model||Low-sulfide gold?-quartz vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a?).|
|Mineral deposit model number||36a?|
|Age of mineralization||The deposit is assumed to be Eocene (see record MM091).|
|Alteration of deposit||Silicification of metafelsite.|
|Workings or exploration||The area was prospected by several pits and trenches, since caved, on the ridge between Rainy Creek and the West Fork of Glen Creek (Wells, 1933, p. 373). Claims were located as the Marilee group by Sinclair Oil & Gas in 1961, but were inactive in the 1970s (Heiner and Porter, 1972; Hawley and Associates, 1978), and in the 1980s, when they were investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984).|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe prospect is in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Bundtzen, T.K., 1981, Geology and mineral deposits of the Kantishna Hills, Mt. McKinley quadrangle, Alaska: M. S. Thesis, University of Alaska, College, Alaska, 238 p.
Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., eds., 1986, Mineral deposit models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, 379 p.
Hawley, C. C. and Associates, Inc, 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 275 p. (paged by sections).
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
Thornsberry, V. V., McKee, C. J., and Salisbury, W. G., eds, 1984, 1983 Mineral Resource Studies: Kantishna Hills and Dunkle Mine Areas, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 129-84. 3 Volumes: v. 1, Text; v. 2, Appendices; v. 3, Maps. Prepared by Salisbury & Dietz, Inc., Spokane, WA.
|Last report date||1/15/2001|