Unnamed (on lower Wiseman Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; chrysocolla
Gangue minerals gypsum; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale WI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 67.4144
Longitude -150.1332
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at the lower end of the Wiseman Creek canyon about 0.5 mile west-northwest of Wiseman. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Brosge and Reiser (1960) reported unspecified copper sulfides and malachite stains in Devonian(?) schist and marble. At the same location, Mulligan (1974) described narrow veins of quartz and dogtooth-spar gypsum in mica schist. Grab samples of quartz and gypsum float contained traces of chalcopyrite and chrysocolla (Mulligan, 1974). Dillon and Reifenstuhl (1990) mapped the rocks in the area as lower Paleozoic(?) or Proterozoic(?) marble and calcareous schist.
Geologic map unit (-150.135942900927, 67.4139733945484)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None