UCC Stratabound

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Pb; Zn
Other commodities Ag; Au; Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrite; pyrrhotite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 65.40211
Longitude -151.21883
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Location and accuracy This record represents a prospect area, informally called UCC Stratabound, at least partially in sections 26 and 27, T. 7 N., R. 18 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. For this record, the site is at an elevation of about 1,200 feet on a south tributary of Bear Creek, near the junction of three branches of the tributary, in the southeast quarter of section 27.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of the UCC Stratabound prospect consist of Paleozoic schist (Chapman and others, 1982). A Tertiary or Cretaceous quartz monzonite pluton is exposed approximately 5 miles to the southeast. The prospect was sampled in 1979 by Union Carbide Corporation, who reported up to 10 percent combined pyrite-chalcopyrite-pyrrhotite in quartz- mica schist (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-34]). They also reported anomalous gold and silver values in geochemical samples of the sulfide-bearing rocks. After examining their data, the company decided that the deposit was sub-economic at that time (Placer Dome, 1989). Although they reported no lead or zinc values, North Star Exploration, Inc., has classified the prospect as a potential stratabound lead-zinc deposit, due to its proximity to lead-zinc mineralization at Sox-Rainey (TN043) (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-34]; North Star Exploration Inc., 2000 [Highly mineralized block 20]).
Geologic map unit (-151.221358860878, 65.4016101089791)
Mineral deposit model (Metamorphosed) Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 31a?).
Mineral deposit model number 31a?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The prospect was sampled by Union Carbide Corporation in 1979 (Placer Dome, 1989). North Star Exploration, Inc. (1999 [Report 99-34]) apparently has also worked on the prospect.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The UCC Stratabound prospect is on land selected by or conveyed to Doyon, Ltd. For further information, contact Doyon, Ltd., at 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701-2941.

References

References

North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999, Doyon, Ltd., Report 99-34: Unpublished report held by Doyon, Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska.
North Star Exploration, Inc., 2000, The highly mineralized block 20 a multi-target, multi-commodity opportunity: unpublished company brochure, 4 p.
Patton, W.W., Jr., Box, S.E., Moll-Stalcup, E.J., and Miller, T.P., 1994, Geology of west-central Alaska, in Plafker, G., and Berg, H.C., eds., The Geology of Alaska: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, v. G-1, p. 241-270.
Placer Dome, 1989, Doyon, Ltd., Report 89-11: Unpublished report held by Doyon, Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska.
Silberling, N.J., Jones, D.L., Monger, J.W.H., Coney, P.J., Berg, H.C., and Plafker, G., 1994, Lithotectonic terrane map of Alaska and adjacent parts of Canada, in Plafker, G., and Berg, H.C., eds., The Geology of Alaska: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, v. G-1, plate 3.
Reporters G.E. Graham (ADGGS)
Last report date 11/29/2000