Sox-Rainey

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 65.42965
Longitude -151.19815
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Location and accuracy This lode occurrence, informally known as Sox-Rainey, is at an elevation of about 2,000 feet, about 0.3 mile south-southeast of the center of section 14, T. 7 N., R. 18 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Sox-Rainey area is underlain by Mesozoic marine metasedimentary rocks and mafic and ultramafic igneous rocks that are in thrust(?) contact with Paleozoic or Upper Precambrian schist, quartzite, and phyllite (Mertie, 1934; Chapman and others, 1982). The closest granitic pluton is Tertiary or Cretaceous (K-Ar age date of 61.8 +/- 2.5 Ma) quartz monzonite (Silberman and others, 1979), approximately 7 miles to the southeast.
This prospect is listed on Doyon, Ltd., proprietary maps as a potential lead-zinc-copper deposit like the UCC Stratabound prospect (TN041), but no specific information about the Sox-Rainey prospect has been made public (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-34]).
Geologic map unit (-151.200683057714, 65.4291511217091)
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 North Star Exploration, Inc., explored the Sox-Rainey area under an agreement with Doyon, Ltd., for Doyon Block 20 lands. This prospect is listed on Doyon, Ltd., proprietary maps as a potential lead-zinc-copper deposit like the UCC Stratabound prospect (TN041), but no specific information about the Sox-Rainey prospect has been made public (North Star Exploration, Inc., 1999 [Report 99-34]).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This site 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.

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