Irish

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au
Other commodities As; Cu; Hg; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 55.29
Longitude -160.62
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Location and accuracy The Irish prospect is at an elevation of about 1,000 feet, and 0.4 mile northwest of the top of hill 2015, in the NE1/4 of sec. 33, T. 56 S., R. 75 W., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2,500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The hostrock at this prospect is propylitically altered andesite of the Eocene to Oligocene Popof volcanic rocks (Wilson and others, 1995). Mineralization occurs in quartz breccia that forms three small, discontinuous zones exposed in a creek bottom (Peterson and others, 1982). The breccia contains as much as 20 percent disseminated pyrite. The zones are three feet wide and have been traced for only 5 feet along strike. Six rock samples contained as much as 0.33 ppm gold, 21 ppm silver, 81 ppm copper, 535 ppm lead, 1,810 ppm zinc, 1,000 ppm or more arsenic, and 1.25 ppm mercury (Peterson and others, 1982).
Geologic map unit (-160.622034781201, 55.2891725761586)
Mineral deposit model Epithermal gold vein, Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Eocene or younger.
Alteration of deposit The hostrock is propylitically altered.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In 1982 UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company mapped and sampled this prospect (Peterson and others, 1982). Rock samples contained as much as 0.33 ppm gold, 21 ppm silver, 81 ppm copper, 535 ppm lead, 1,810 ppm zinc, 1,000 ppm or more arsenic, and 1.25 ppm mercury.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This prospect is located on land patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Aleut Corporation.

References

MRDS Number 10308126

References

Peterson, R.J., Lemmers, J., Handverger, P., Gallagher, J., Pilcher, R., East, J., Macleod, T., Bartels. E., 1982, Geology and precious metals potential Unga, Popof, and Korovin Islands, Shumagin Group, Aleutian Chain, Alaska: UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company report, 127 p., 5 map sheets, various scales. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)
Reporters S.H. Pilcher
Last report date 2/1/2001