Unnamed (above Moose Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mn
Other commodities Cr; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 60.498
Longitude -149.1584
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Location and accuracy The occurrence is located in the NE1/4 section 30, T. 5 N., R. 2 E., of the Seward Meridian at an elevation of about 5,000 feet. It is located about 2 miles northeast of the head of Grant Lake and less than a quarter-mile east of a small unnamed glacier. This location 68 of Tysdal (1978 [MF-880-A]) and location S-230 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The mineralization consists of a reddish-brown iron-stained zone more that 30 feet wide. The host rock in this area is mapped as Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1984). A single grab sample contained 3,000 ppm manganese, 70 ppm chromium, and 60 ppm zinc (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880-A]).
Geologic map unit (-149.160497924012, 60.4974110209167)
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger; the mineralization is in rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.
Alteration of deposit Iron-staining is present.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There are no workings or improvements reported in the literature. A single grab sample collected by the USGS contained 3,000 ppm manganese, 70 ppm chromium, and 60 ppm zinc (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880-A]).
Indication of production None