Byers

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Other commodities Au; Cu; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite; pyrrhotite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals clay shear gouge

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 60.867
Longitude -147.4248
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Location and accuracy The occurrence is located on southeastern Fairmount Island in the S1/2 section 13, T. 9 N., R. 11 E., of the Seward Meridian. This is location 194 of Tysdal (1978) and location S-113 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within half a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rock in the area of this occurrence is sedimentary strata of the Tertiary Orca Group (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980). The occurrence is in graywacke and consists of a 2-foot-wide clay-rich shear zone containing a lens of massive chalcopyrite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, and sphalerite (Jansons and others, 1984). The U.S. Bureau of Mines sampled this occurrence and collected a chip sample that contained 1.7 percent zinc, 0.1 percent copper, and 1.59 ppm gold (Jansons and others, 1984).
Geologic map unit (-147.42686120322, 60.866469062502)
Mineral deposit model Besshi massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24b)
Mineral deposit model number 24b
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger; the deposit is in graywacke of the Tertiary Orca Group.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The U.S. Bureau of Mines sampled this occurrence; a chip sample contained 1.7 percent zinc, 0.1 percent copper, and 1.59 ppm gold (Jansons and others, 1984).
Indication of production None

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