Unnamed (west of Mettenpherg Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cr; Ni; Ti
Other commodities Ba; Nb
Ore minerals rutile
Gangue minerals fuchsite; siderite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale WI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 67.3014
Longitude -152.7989
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is west of Mettenpherg Creek at the top of hill 1231, in the SE1/4 section 25, T. 29 N., R. 24 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The occurrence is the location of sample 236 in Dillon and others (1981 [AOF 133B]). The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of greenschist and graphitic schist that contain pebble sized lenses of fuchsite (Dillon and others, 1981 [AOF 133B]). A composite sample contains a percent or more Ti, 3,000 ppm barium, 1,000 ppm chromium, 50 ppm niobium, and 700 ppm nickel. Rutile, fuchsite, and siderite probably account for the high Ti, Cr and Ba values. The sample location is near the contact between Proterozoic(?) banded schist and Devonian, Skajit Limestone (Dillon and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-152.80165527439, 67.3009275676449)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only surface sampling.
Indication of production None