Unnamed (west of Tukgahgo Mountain)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 59.3
Longitude -135.68
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,500 feet, 1.7 miles west of the summit of Tukgahgo Mountain. It is in the south-central part of section 5, T. 30 S., R. 57 E. of the Copper River Meridian. It is shown as mineral occurrence 7 on sheet 1 of Redman and others (1984) and as number S048 by Wells and others (1986).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Redman and others (1984) describe this occurrence as a series of chalcopyrite-bearing quartz veins that cut a diorite dike in metabasalt. The veins are 1 to 10 inches thick and at least 35 feet long. A representative sample contained 520 ppm copper and 0.3 ppm silver. The diorite dike is probably the same age as the nearby mid-Cretaceous, Mount Kashagnak pluton.
Geologic map unit (-135.681834499125, 59.2996719256207)
Mineral deposit model Quartz sulfide veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c or 36a).
Mineral deposit model number 22c or 36a
Age of mineralization Mid-Cretaceous or younger based on the age of the dike cut by the veins (Redman and others, 1984).

Production and reserves

Indication of production None