Unnamed (Little Nelchina North)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Zn
Other commodities Cr; Cu
Ore minerals magnetite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 62.1288
Longitude -147.5014
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is said to be at an elevation of about 4,150 feet, north of the Little Nelchina River and 4 miles east of Horsepasture Pass (Baedecker and others, unpub. data, 1998). It is in the NE1/4 sec. 31, T. 24 N., R. 11 E., Seward Meridian, but the accuracy of the location is unknown.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a magnetite-rich part of an Upper Jurassic sandstone (Baedecker and others, unpub. data, 1998). U.S. Geological Survey rock samples contain up to 1,000 parts per million zinc, 0.4 part per million gold, 290 parts per million chromium, and 280 parts per million copper.
Geologic map unit (-147.503608848819, 62.1282970647783)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only limited surface sampling by U.S. Geological Survey.
Indication of production None