Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 63.67
Longitude -141.1
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Baggage prospect is located within a large block of claims that cover about 8 square miles; it is about one mile west of the Canadian border, in the NW 1/4 section 26, T. 23 N., R. 22 E., of the Copper River Meridian. Latitude and longitude given above correspond to the approximate center of the claims. McElfish Creek runs through the middle of the area. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Baggage prospect was staked in the 1970s by Cities Services Mineral Corporation, and was considered a possible porphyry-Cu prospect (David Hedderly-Smith, oral communication, 1998). The regional geology of the area is mapped as Paleozoic-Precambrian biotite gneiss and amphibolite- grade schist (Foster, 1970). The prospect lies within the eastern Yukon-Tanana Y1 subterrane (Foster and Keith, 1994).
Geologic map unit (-141.102236176934, 63.669686657579)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Cu? (Cox and Singer, 1986, model 21a)
Mineral deposit model number 21a?
Age of mineralization Likely to be one of three ages of porphyry mineralization -- 90 to 100 Ma, 70 Ma, or 55 Ma -- based on dates from other porphyry prospects in the Yukon-Tanana terrane.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface exploration.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10308367


Foster, H.L., and Keith, T.E.C., 1994, Geology of the Yukon-Tanana area of east-central Alaska: in Plafker, G. and Berg, H.C., eds, The geology of North America, vol. G-1, The geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, p. 205-240.
Reporters C.E. Cameron (ADGGS)
Last report date 4/13/1999