Chickaloon River

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo
Ore minerals molybdenite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-8
Latitude 60.6377
Longitude -149.8992
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is located in section 1, T. 6 N., R. 4 W., of the Seward Meridian. The map site is near the head of the Chickaloon River, about a half-mile from Swan Lake. This is location S-261 of Jansons and others (1984). The location is accurate within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The deposit at this occurrence consists of small molybdenite flakes in quartz veins (ledges) (Martin, 1915). The host rock is sedimentary strata of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1985). No other data has been reported.
Geologic map unit (-149.901364700486, 60.6371277655309)
Mineral deposit model Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a)
Mineral deposit model number 36a
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger; the veins cut rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

The U.S. Bureau of Mines searched for this occurrence in 1980 but did not locate it (Jansons and others, 1984).