Unnamed (in the Takshanuk Mountains)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Cu
Ore minerals bornite; chalcopyrite; gold; hematite; malachite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 59.32
Longitude -135.67
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is near the top of Peak 4920 in the Takshanuk Mountains; it is approximately 1.9 miles northwest of Tukgahgo Mountain in the NW1/4, section 33, T. 29 S., R. 58 E. of the Copper River Meridian. It is shown as number 28 by Berg and others (1981); mineral occurrence number 5 on sheet 1 of Redman and others (1984); and number S045 by Wells and others (1986).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Redman and others (1984) describe this occurrence as, 'Malachite-stained quartz veins that cut diorite and carry chalcopyrite and bornite.' The veins trend N25E and dip 55E. They can be traced for at least 330 feet and occupy a zone 80 feet wide. A sample of mineralized vein contained 5.73% copper and 21 ppm silver. The mineralization is near a metabasalt body that is probably a pendant within the mid-Cretaceous, Mount Kashagnak pluton. This is probably the same occurrence referred to by Buddington and Chapin (1929) who report bornite and hematite from quartz veins about 10 miles northwest of Haines.
Geologic map unit (-135.671833468136, 59.3196725725063)
Mineral deposit model Quartz sulfide veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a or 22c),
Mineral deposit model number 36a or 22c
Age of mineralization Mid-Cretaceous or younger based on age of the Mount Kashagnak pluton (Redman and others, 1984).

Production and reserves

Indication of production None


MRDS Number A013103


Reporters T.C. Crafford (T. Crafford & Associates, Anchorage)
Last report date 2/4/2001