|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SV|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-5|
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|Location and accuracy||The Rock prospect is located on the north flank of Rock Mountain at about 1,100 feet of elevation. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-397) location 2 and is accurate to a quarter of a mile. Cobb (1979, OFR 80-87) summarized the relevant references under the name Rock.|
Geologic descriptionThe discovery outcrop of the prospect is located on the contact of a graywacke of the Cretaceous Valdez Group with a Tertiary granite dike (Cobb, 1979 OFR 80-87). At this locality, the vein is 22 to 28 inches in width and strikes N19W with a dip of 60N. About 150 feet higher and to the south, what appears to be the same vein is exposed in two trenches where it is 36 to 44 inches wide. The vein contains quartz, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, pyrite, and pyrrhotite, but no precious metals are reported (Martin and others, 1915).
|Geologic map unit||(-151.648108976339, 59.2203319930432)|
|Mineral deposit model||Low-sulfide, Au-quartz vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||36a|
|Age of mineralization||Tertiary; possibly related to Tertiary granite dike.|
|Alteration of deposit||Clay selvage along the vein margins.|
|Workings or exploration||Minor surface trenches. No assay results are reported.|
|Indication of production||None|
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-397, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than minerals fuels and construction materials) in the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 80-87, 47 p
Grant, U.S., and Higgins, D.F., Jr., 1910, Preliminary report on the mineral resources of the southern part of Kenai Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 442-D, p. 166-178.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
|Reporters||Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||2/25/1999|