Unnamed (upper Camp Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 62.3593
Longitude -142.7407
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Location and accuracy This prospect is on upper Camp Creek, a south tributary to the Nabesna River. It is at an elevation of about 4,400 feet, 4,000 feet northwest of elevation 6690, and 4,000 feet northeast of elevation 6615. The prospect is about 0.3 mile west of the center of section 25, T. 7 N., R. 14 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-17 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this occurrence were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this as a copper prospect. Bedrock in this drainage is dominantly Permian argillite and siliceous siltstone that is intruded by abundant gabbro dikes, sills, and irregular bodies that are inferred to be Triassic in age (Richter, 1971 [I-656]; 1976). Triassic, Nikolai Greenstone makes up the bedrock in the headwaters of Camp Creek, where there is a copper occurrence (NB025).
Geologic map unit (-142.742832835473, 62.358924010435)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

The prospect is in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve.