Unnamed (south of Iron Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Co; Cu; Ni
Other commodities Cr

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 62.2814
Longitude -149.0367
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet, south of Iron Creek, in the SE1/4SW1/4 sec. 2, T. 25 N., R. 2 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks at this occurrence are mainly altered Paleozoic(?) mafic metavolcanic rocks and serpentinite(?). No sulfides are visible (Csejtey and Miller, 1978). Rock samples contain up to 2,000 parts per million cobalt, 700 parts per million copper, and 1,500 parts per million nickel; chromium exceeds the 5,000-parts-per-million, detection limit (Miller and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-149.038916025233, 62.2809027098641)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic copper (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23)
Mineral deposit model number 23
Alteration of deposit The type of alteration in the Paleozoic(?) mafic metavolcanic rocks is not specified (Csejtey and Miller, 1978).

Production and reserves

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