Unnamed (south of lower Butte Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307585
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (south of lower Butte Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.67376, 63.04062 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 4,100 feet on the south wall of the valley of lower Butte Creek. The map site is about 1.2 miles northwest of VABM 5896 (Way), in the NW1/4 of sec. 1, T. 22 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1000 feet. This is location 36 of Clark and Cobb (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 90
USGS model code 24a
Deposit model name Massive sulfide, Cyprus
Mark3 model number 11

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (oldest) Late Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.67376, 63.04062

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The area of this occurrence is ubderlain by Middle or Upper Triassic Nikoli Greenstone, Middle Triassic to Upper Pennsylvanian metasedimentary rocks, and numerous diabasic and gabbroic dikes and sills (Wilson and others, 1998). The occurrence is near a thrust fault that separates the two bedded units, and consists of pyrite and chalcopyrite disseminated in the metasedimentary rocks (Saunders, 1961).
  • Age = the sulfide minerals probably are syngenetic with their Triassic-Upper Pennsylvanian host rocks.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface sampling only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE166

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Kaufman, M.A., 1964, Geology and mineral deposits of the Denali-Maclaren River area, Alaska: Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals, Geologic Report 4, 15 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:105,000.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-394, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Saunders, 1961

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)

Reporter information

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