Metals (claim group)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307518
Record type Site
Current site name Metals (claim group)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.92282, 63.11958 (WGS84)
Relative position The Metals prospect is at an elevation of about 5,300 feet on the north wall of the valley of upper McCallie Creek. The map site is on the boundary of Denali National Park and Preserve, in the NW1/4 of sec. 6, T. 21 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The accuracy of this location is within 1 mile. This is location E-33 from Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.92282, 63.11958

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of the Metals prospect are Upper Triassic limestone and basalt flows. The deposit is in these bedded rocks and apparently consists of arsenopyrite(?) disseminations and arsenopyrite(?)-bearing quartz(?) stockwork veinlets. Geochemical analyses show that this is primarily a gold prospect (Balen 1990: OFR 34-90).
  • Age = Late Triassic or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface samples only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE059

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from the Bureau of Mines Investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Balen, 1990 (OFR 34-90)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein(?) (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Deposit Other Comments = Alternate names are the Methalss Claim Group, McCallie Creek Mining.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-00 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation