|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||VA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This prospect is located on the south side of Elliott Creek (Moffit and Mertie, 1923, p. 146); it is at an elevation of 4,400 feet in the NW1/4 section 2, T. 3 S., R. 7 E., of the Copper River Meridian. This prospect is approximately located, probably to within one-half mile. It is locality 66 of Cobb and Matson (1972) and included under the name 'Elliot Cr.' by Cobb (1979 [OFR 79-1241]).|
Geologic descriptionThis prospect is on a small quartz-calcite vein along a fault in Triassic Nikolai Greenstone (Moffit and Mertie, 1923, p. 146). A little gold is reported to be present.
|Geologic map unit||(-144.094194382294, 61.6392327746862)|
|Mineral deposit model||Quartz-calcite vein in greenstone.|
|Age of mineralization||Quartz-calcite veining in this area is probably related to the mineralizing event that produced the rich Kennecott copper deposits in the McCarthy quadrangle to the east. This event is interpreted to have accompanied Late Jurassic or Early Cretaceous deformation and metamorphism (MacKevett and others 1997, p. 88).|
|Workings or exploration||Some small open cuts are probably present.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThis prospect is within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Valdez quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1241, 167 p.
Cobb, E.H., and Matson, N.A., Jr., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Valdez quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-438, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., Cox, D.P., Potter, R.W., III, and Silberman, M.L., 1997, Kennecott-type deposits in the Wrangell Mountains, Alaska--High-grade copper ores near a basalt-limestone contact, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 66-89.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||12/14/2001|