|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SK|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is about 0.15 miles south of the narrow northern tip of Shikosi Island.|
Geologic descriptionStill and others (1991) describe this occurrence as, 'A narrow epidotized and silicified shear zone that contains chalcopyrite and chalcopyrite hosted in metabasalt.' Samples contained up to 0.05 ppm gold, 6.7 ppm silver, 3,000 ppm zinc, and 2.74% copper. This zone is similar to the unnamed occurrence (SK001) to the south on Kataguni Island. Plafker, Hudson, and Silberling (1979) and Plafker and Hudson (1980) note that on the Chilkat Peninsula the same metabasalts are vesicular and/or amygdaloidal and that well-developed pillow textures are locally present. Based in part on fossil evidence that supports a Late Triassic (Karnian) age, they suggest that the metavolcanics and carbonates may correlate with similar rocks of the Wrangellia terrane. The age of the mineralization is not well established, but can be no older than the Late Triassic age of the host rocks. If the structure that localizes the mineralization is related to the Chilkat Fault, then the age of the mineralization is probably Tertiary or younger as most movement on the Chilkat Fault has been post-Mesozoic (Lanphere, 1978).
|Geologic map unit||(-135.271826954501, 59.0396722327485)|
|Mineral deposit model||Very little information. Base and precious metal mineralization localized along a shear zone in metabasalt.|
|Age of mineralization||The age of this occurrence is not well established, but can be no older than the Late Triassic age of the host rocks (Plafker, Hudson and Silberling, 1979; Plafker and Hudson, 1980). If the structure that localizes the mineralization is related to the Chatham Strait Fault, then the age of the mineralization is probably Tertiary or younger as most movement on the Chilkat Fault has been post-Mesozoic (Lanphere, 1978).|
|Alteration of deposit||Epidotization, silicification.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThis occurrence is within the Chilkat Islands, State Marine Park.
Lanphere, M.A., 1978, Displacement history of the Denali fault system, Alaska and Canada: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 15, p. 817-822
Plafker, George, and Hudson, T., 1980, Regional implications of Upper Triassic metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks on the Chilkat Peninsula, southeastern Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 17, p. 681-689.
Plafker, George, Hudson, T.L., and Silberling, N.J., 1979, Late Triassic fossils from a sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks on the Chilkat Peninsula, southeastern Alaska, in Johnson, K.M., and Williams, J.R., eds., The United States Geological Survey in Alaska--Accomplishments during 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 804-B, p. B107-B110.
Still, J.C., 1991, Section A: Haines - Klukwan - Porcupine subarea, in U.S. Bureau of Mines, Mineral investigations in the Juneau Mining District, Alaska, 1984-1988: Volume 2 - Detailed mine, prospect, and mineral occurrence descriptions: U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication VOL. 2A, 214 p., 9 sheets.
Still, J.C., Hoekzema, R.B., Bundtzen, T.K., Gilbert, W.G., Wier, K.R., Burns, L.E., and Fechner, S.A., 1991, Economic geology of Haines-Klukwan-Porcupine area, southeastern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 91-4, 156 p., 5 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||T.C. Crafford (T. Crafford & Associates, Anchorage)|
|Last report date||2/4/2001|