Unnamed (southeast of Wells Mountain)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Cu
Other commodities Au
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite; pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 62.4193
Longitude -149.1018
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 3,600 feet, near the head of a unnamed creek draining the southern flank of Wells Mountain. It is in the NE1/4NW1/4 sec. 21, T. 27 N., R. 2 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/4 mile. This is locality 84 of Csejtey and Miller (1978).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect consists of a 24-inch-thick quartz vein that cuts mafic metavolcanic rock; the vein contains chalcopyrite, pyrite, and malachite (Csejtey and Miller, 1978). U.S. Geological Survey samples of the vein contain up to 1.5 parts per million gold, 15,000 parts per million copper, and 3 parts per million silver (Miller and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-149.104028783449, 62.41880715619)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic Cu? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23?)
Mineral deposit model number 23?

Production and reserves

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


MRDS Number A012179


Reporters R.K. Rogers (U. S. Geological Survey contractor)
Last report date 10/1/2002