Unnamed (southeast of Talkeetna River-Cache Creek junction)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au
Ore minerals pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
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Latitude 62.5382
Longitude -149.1653
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,700 feet on the lake-strewn plateau on the southeast side of the Talkeetna River. It is approximately 4 1/2 miles southwest of the junction of the Talkeetna River with Cache Creek, near the southwest corner of sec. 6, T. 28 N., R. 2 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of iron-stained, very fine grained gossan with disseminated pyrite; the gossan is associated with a shear zone in mafic metavolcanic rocks of Paleozoic age (Csejtey and Miller, 1978). A sample of the pyritic gossan contains 1 part per million silver and 0.05 part per million gold (Miller and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-149.167538993676, 62.5377104919055)
Alteration of deposit Iron-oxide gossan.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Limited surface sampling by the U.S. Geological Survey (Miller and others, 1978).
Indication of production None