Unnamed (east of Iron Creek)

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; malachite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SO
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-6
Latitude 64.945
Longitude -164.626
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the ridge between lower Iron Creek (SO127) and the West Branch of Sherrette Creek (SO129), at an elevation of 950 feet. It was originally located by Asher (1969, DGGS R18, Figure 2). It is locality 5 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Asher (1869, DGGS R18) reported surface float of finely crystalline galena in quartz at this locality. Briskey (1983) identified stringers and disseminations of chalcopyrite and malachite in schist and in quartz bands in schist here. Bedrock is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.62862852611, 64.9442565366974)
Mineral deposit model Chalcopyrite and galena in quartz-rich rocks.
Alteration of deposit Oxidation and silicification.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration No exploration activities are known for this locality.
Indication of production None

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