Unnamed (west-northwest of Kettle Cape)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Cu
Other commodities Ag; Mo; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; gold; pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale UK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 53.29
Longitude -168.25
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Location and accuracy This site is located approximately 6 miles west-northwest of Kettle Cape and 2 miles northeast of VABM Ande, at an elevation of about 1000 feet. It corresponds Christie's (1974) color anomaly 31. Site location is accurate to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Host rocks at this site consist of propylitically-altered(?) andesitic volcanic rocks of Tertiary or younger age. They contain 2-10 percent epidote and chlorite and up to 1 percent disseminated pyrite (Christie, 1974). These volcanic rocks are cut by numerous quartz veins and stringers; individual veins are up to several feet in width. The veins exhibit cockade structure and contain traces of visible pyrite. Some veins contain banded chalcedonic quartz. Twelve rock samples collected by the Aleut-Quintana-Duval JV contained up to 420 ppm Cu, 0.03 ppm gold, 99 ppm molybdenum, 2.1 ppm silver, and 91 ppm zinc (Christie, 1974).
Geologic map unit (-168.251973320867, 53.2890873812642)
Mineral deposit model Creede epithermal veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 25b)
Mineral deposit model number 25b?
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger.
Alteration of deposit Propylitic?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The Aleut-Quintana-Duval JV sampled this site in 1974 (Christie, 1974). Best values obtained were 420 ppm copper, 0.03 ppm gold, 99 ppm molybdenite, 2.1 ppm silver, and 91 ppm zinc.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This site is on land conveyed, patented, or selected by the Aleut Native Corporation.


MRDS Number 10308474


Christie, J.S., 1974, Aleut-Quintana-Duval 1974 joint venture, final report: Unpublished Quintana Minerals Corporation report, 24 p., 3 appendices, 2 maps. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)
Reporters S.H. Pilcher (Anchorage)
Last report date 1/27/2000