|Current site name||Clifton|
|Geographic coordinates:||-135.22211, 59.52976 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||This prospect is marked by a shallow shaft about 1,000 feet northeast of Clifton. It is just east of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad track at an elevation of about 900 feet in the SW 1/4, section 16, T. 27 S., R. 60 E. of the Copper River Meridian. Clifton is an old station on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad that is essentially coincident with Bench Mark 855 ('BM 855'). Smith (1942) refers to the location of a 30-foot tunnel about 80 feet south of the shaft on the west side of the railroad track. Herbert and Race (1965), however, mention a short tunnel on the west side of the railroad track west of their map location 2 , which is plotted about 2,500 feet southwest of Clifton. This prospect is location 21 of Cobb (1972 [MF 424]).|
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|Materials||Type of material|
|Host or associated||Host|
|District name||Juneau (Skagway subdistrict)|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A013111|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||SK072|
Barker, Fred, 1952, The coast range batholith between Haines, Alaska and Bennett Lake, British Columbia: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 109-3, 48 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:126,720.
Herbert, C.F., and Race, W.H., 1964, Geochemical investigations of selected areas in southeastern Alaska, 1964: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geochemical Report 1, 75 p.
Herbert, C.F., and Race, W.H., 1965, Geochemical investigations of selected areas in southeastern Alaska, 1964 and 1965: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals Geochemical Report 6, 75 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Skagway quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-424, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Mt. Fairweather and Skagway quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-316, 123 p.
Berg, H.C., 1984, Regional geologic summary, metallogenesis, and mineral resources of southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 84-572, 298 p., 1 plate, scale approx. 1:600,000.
Barker, Fred, Arth, J.G., and Stern, T.W., 1986, Evolution of the Coast batholith along the Skagway traverse, Alaska and British Columbia: American Mineralogist, v. 71, p. 632-643.
Clough, A.H., 1991?, Bureau of Mines mineral investigations in the Juneau mining district, Alaska, 1984-1988, v. 2, Detailed mine, prospect, and mineral occurrence descriptions, section E, Coast Range subarea: U.S. Bureau of Mines of Mines Special Publication, 44 p.
Gehrels, G.E., McClelland, W.C., Samson, S.D., Patchett, P.J., and Jackson, J.L., 1990, Ancient continental margin assemblage in the northern Coast Mountains, southeast Alaska and northwest Canada: Geology, v. 18, p. 208-211.
Gehrels, G.E., McClelland, W.C., Samson, S.D., Patchett, P.J., and Brew. D.A., 1991, U-Pb geochronology and tectonic significance of Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary plutons in the northern Coast Mountains batholith: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 28, p. 899-911.
Brew, D.A., and Ford, A.B., 1994, The coast mountains plutonic-metamorphic complex and related rocks between Haines, Alaska, and Fraser, British Columbia q tectonic and geologic sketches and Klondike Highway road log: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-268, 25 p.
Smith, P.S., 1942, Occurrences of molybdenum in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 926-C, p. 161-210.
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|Deposit||Model Name = Disseminated molybdenite in granitic rocks, possibly related to a fracture zone.|
|Reporter||04-FEB-01||T.C. Crafford||T. Crafford & Associates|