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Unnamed Occurrence (ARDF - ID069; upper Bonanza Creek), Iditarod District, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough, Alaska, USA

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Location: This occurrence is on a steep bluff overlooking the east fork of Montana Creek, about 1.8 mile south of Camelback Mountain. The occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,000 feet, about 0.2 mile northwest of the center of section 13, T. 28 N., R. 44 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.
Geology: This occurrence is a prominent, reddish-brown, goethite-rich gossan developed on pyrite-rich shale of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Bundtzen and others, 1988; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). The east-west striking gossan is at least 10 feet thick and can be traced laterally for about 320 feet. A grab sample contained only slightly anomalous silver (100 ppb), mercury (300 ppb) and iron (5.88 percent), and no other metals in anomalous concentration (Bundtzen, Laird, and Lockwood, 1988).
Workings: Surface investigations were done by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in 1983 (Bundtzen and others, 1988).
Alteration: Pyrite oxidized to goethite.

Commodities (Major) - Ag; (Minor) - Fe
Development Status: None

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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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References

Bundtzen, T.K., Laird, G.M., and Lockwood, M.S., 1988, Geologic map of the Iditarod C-3 quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 96, 13 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. McGimsey, R.G., Miller, M.L., and Arbogast, B.F., 1988, Paper version of analytical results, and sample locality map for rock samples from the Iditarod quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-421-A, 110 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Miller, M.L., and Bundtzen, T.K., 1994, Generalized geologic map of the Iditarod quadrangle, Alaska showing potassium-argon, major oxide, trace element, fossil, paleocurrent, and archeological sample localities: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2219-A, 48 pages; 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Miller, M.L., Bundtzen, T.K., and Gray, J.E., 2005, Mineral resource assessment of the Iditarod quadrangle, west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2219-B, scale 1:250,000, pamphlet.

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