|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
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|Location and accuracy||Stevens Creek flows northeast from headwaters in the highest part of the Taylor Mountains. This occurrence is on the ridge on the west side of Stevens Creek. The map site is at an elevation of 2,400 feet, in the SE1/4 of section 13, T 10 N, R 46 W, of the Seward Meridian. It is approximately located, perhaps within 1 mile. This occurrence is locality 7 of Cobb (1972 [MF 384]; 1976 [OF 76-606]).|
Geologic descriptionThe core of the Taylor Mountains is an Upper Cretaceous or Lower Tertiary granite pluton that sharply crosscuts and thermally metamorphoses mid-Cretaceous clastic sedimentary rocks of the Kuskokwim Group (Cady and others, 1955, p. 83, 121). Quartz veins are common in the pluton near its border and in the contact-metamorphic rocks. Wolframite was identified in vein quartz float that apparently weathered from the contact-metamorphic zone on the ridge west of Stevens Creek.
|Geologic map unit||(-157.352303842717, 60.9492995411054)|
|Mineral deposit model||Wolframite in quartz veins|
|Age of mineralization||Late Cretaceous or Early Tertiary, the age of the Taylor Mountain pluton.|
|Alteration of deposit||Hornfels is developed in the country rocks adjacent to the Taylor Mountain pluton. Quartz veining is common in the border of the pluton and in the hornfels.|
|Indication of production||None|
|MRDS Number||A013458; D002728|
Cady, W.M., Wallace, R.E., Hoare, J.M., and Webber, E.J., 1955, The central Kuskokwim region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 268, 132 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Taylor Mountains quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-384, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||12/30/2000|