Unnamed (east of Wild Lake, opposite Seward Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Cu; Sb
Ore minerals malachite; tetrahedrite
Gangue minerals limonite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale WI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 67.4955
Longitude -151.5075
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is about 1.5 miles east of Wild Lake, east of the mouth of Seward Creek. It is at an elevation of about 3,450 feet at the northeast end of a small ridge, near the center of section 23, T. 31 N., R. 18 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of oxidized and locally mineralized quartz veins in Devonian schist and phyllite (Chipp, 1972). Of three, selected samples of the veins, one contained malachite, one contained tetrahedrite, and one contained an unknown gray mineral (Chipp, 1972; Kurtak and others, 1999). The tetrahedrite-bearing sample contains 6.5 ppm gold, 13 ppm silver, 2,400 ppm copper, and 2,000 ppm antimony (Chipp, 1972; sample 138). Analyses of the other samples showed no valuable metals. No other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-151.510251901929, 67.4950491735184)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c?).
Mineral deposit model number 22c?
Alteration of deposit Oxidation to limonite and malachite.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

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