Unnamed (southeast of Atigun Pass)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Other commodities Be; Mo; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PS
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 68.08
Longitude -149.41
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Location and accuracy Site is at an elevation of about 5,700 ft. approximately 3 1/2 miles SE of Atigun Pass (NW1/4 sec. 5, T. 16 S., R. 12 E., of the Umiat Meridian); Location accurate within 1-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Occurrence is described as Upper Devonian Kanayut Conglomerate with abundant quartz veins, sericite, iron-oxide staining, and pyrite (Menzie and others, 1985). Geochemical analysis shows 50 ppm Cu, 10 ppm Mo, 50 ppm Pb, 1 ppm Be, and 40 ppm Zn (Menzie and others, 1985; USGS field station 75 ABE138).
Geologic map unit (-149.412794559741, 68.0796096383273)
Alteration of deposit Sericite and Fe staining.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10308172
Reporters J.M. Britton (Anchorage)
Last report date 11/17/1999