|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TL|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-4|
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|Location and accuracy||Reed and others (1978, locality 23) locate this occurrence in the southwest quarter of Section 33, T. 31 N., R. 14 W., of the Seward Meridian adjacent to the Dall Glacier on a ridge at about 5000 feet within Denali National Park and Preserve.|
Reed and others (1978) report massive and disseminated chromite within sheared ultramafic rock at this locality. This is one of several chromite occurrences in a 25-mile long belt of alpine-type ultramafic bodies that are discontinuously exposed from the Dall Glacier northeast to the Lacuna Glacier which is part of the Dall Trend, described by C.C. Hawley and Associates, Inc. (1978, Fig. 4.1-(C)3 and Fig. 4.0-B). These chromite- and magnetite-bearing dunite and peridotite sills are shown by Reed and Nelson (1980) in a narrow belt of middle to upper Paleozoic sedimentary rocks that are exposed between the middle Tertiary (38 m.y.) Foraker pluton and the northwest trending fault which places the Paleozoic rocks over Mesozoic marine sedimentary rocks (KJs). Foley and others (1997, p. 431) suggest that these ultramafic bodies may be genetically related to the composite plutons (Tcp) of Reed and Nelson (1980) in the upper Yentna River.Reed and others (1978) describe the occurrences in this belt of ultramafic rocks as magmatic segregations of podiform and disseminated chromite hosted in dunite sills. Chromite occurs as: (1) disseminated rounded grains 1-3 mm in diameter, (2) streaks and lenses, (3) irregular pods up to 6 feet long and (4) lens-like bodies up to 6 feet thick and 60 feet long throughout the dunite. Chromium content of 0.7 to 1% from typical dunite is given in Reed and others (1978). The average of 3 microprobe analyses of one sample: 58.4% Cr2O3, 21.1% FeO, 8.9% MgO, and 9.7% Al2O3. Other chromite occurrences in this trend are described in TL002, TL003, TL008, TL010 - 012, and TL055.
|Geologic map unit||(-151.911238608789, 62.7274518401546)|
|Mineral deposit model||Podiform chromite (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 8a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||8a|
|Age of mineralization||Mesozoic and (or) Paleozoic (Reed and Nelson, 1980) or Late Cretaceous/early Tertiary (?) (Foley and others, 1997).|
|Workings or exploration||Reconnaissance mapping, stream silt and rock sampling are all that have been done here. Chromium content of 0.7 to 1% from typical dunite is given in Reed and others (1978). The average of 3 microprobe analyses of one sample: 58.4% Cr2O3, 21.1% FeO, 8.9% MgO, and 9.7% Al2O3.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsMineral occurrences in the Dall Trend are all within Denali National Park and Preserve.
C.C. Hawley and Associates, Inc., 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 277 p., 12 sheets.
Foley, J.Y., Light, T.D., Nelson, S.W., and Harris, R.A., 1997, Mineral occurrences associated with mafic-ultramafic and related alkaline complexes in Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral Deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 396-449.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Reed, B.L., and Nelson, S.W., 1980, Geologic map of the Talkeetna quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-1174, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||Madelyn A. Millholland (Millholland & Associates)|
|Last report date||8/10/1998|