Unnamed (head of Snow Gulch)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; sphalerite
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 62.1151
Longitude -141.8269
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at the head of Snow Gulch, a small north tributary to Little Eldorado Creek. It is at an elevation of about 5,000 feet, 4,000 feet upstream of the mouth of Snow Gulch. The site is in the NW1/4 of section 19, T. 4 N., R. 20 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 43 of Richter and others (1975) and National Park Service locality WRST-64 (unpublished data). Cobb and Richter (1980) included this locality as an 'Unnamed occurrence'. It is located to within a few hundred feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Quartz-carbonate veins that contain sphalerite, galena, and minor chalcopyrite are present in a small exposure of Jurassic or Cretaceous argillite in this small tributary to Little Eldorado Creek (Richter and Jones, 1973; Richter and others, 1975).
Geologic map unit (-141.82903228948, 62.1147426668319)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Jurassic or younger as Jurassic or Cretaceous sedimentary rocks host the mineralized veins.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some surface prospecting has taken place along this creek.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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