Wells Mountain

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo
Other commodities Cu
Ore minerals pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 62.413
Longitude -149.3233
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 3,150 feet on the west flank of Wells Mountain, approximately 2.8 miles west-southwest of VABM Wells and 1.1 mile north-northwest of hill 4035. The prospect is in the NW1/4SW1/4 sec. 20, T. 27 N., R. 1 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/4 mile. This is locality 86 of Csejtey and Miller (1978).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect is in altered granodiorite that contains disseminated pyrite (Csejtey and Miller, 1978). Samples collected by the U.S. Geological Survey contain up to 70 parts per million molybdenum and 100 parts per million copper (Miller and others, 1978). Cities Service Minerals Co collected 75 soil samples and 25 rock samples here (Don Stevens, written communication, 1992).
Geologic map unit (-149.325534443416, 62.4125038176181)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Cu-Mo (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 21a)
Mineral deposit model number 21a
Alteration of deposit The granodiorite is altered but the type of alteration is not specified (Csejtey and Miller, 1978).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Cities Service Minerals Co collected 75 soil samples and 25 rock samples here (Don Stevens, written communication, 1992). Limited surface sampling by the U.S. Geological Survey (Miller and others, 1978).
Indication of production None

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