Unnamed Occurrence (ARDF - JU251; west end of 'Mariposite Ridge'), Admiralty District, Juneau Borough, Alaska, USA
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Geology: Wells and others (1986) describe this occurrence as quartz veins in a shear zone in mariposite-bearing dolomite. Nearby metavolcanic rocks are also sheared and veined with quartz. A sample of vein material collected in 1983 contained 0.73 percent lead, 0.3 percent zinc and 0.25 ppm silver. A sample of quartz-rich metavolcanic rock contained 0.5 percent barite and traces of arsenic, silver and gold (Wells and others,1986). The rocks in the general area are mainly Ordovician and Devonian to Triassic, clastic units, mafic-intermediate volcanic rocks, and subordinate limestone. The bedded rocks are intruded and locally metamorphosed by Cretaceous granodiorite (Gehrels and Berg, 1994).
Workings: Surface sampling only.
Commodities (Major) - Ag, Au, Pb, Zn; (Minor) - Ba
Development Status: No
3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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Gehrels, G.E., and Berg, H.C., 1994, Geology of southeastern Alaska, in Plafker, George, and Berg, H. C., eds., The geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, DNAG, The geology of North America, Vol. G-1, p. 451-467. Wells, D.E., Pittman, T.L., Brew, D.A. and Douglass, S.L., 1986, Map and description of the mineral deposits in the Juneau, Taku River, Atlin, and part of the Skagway quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-717, 332 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.