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Geologic map of the Upper Chena River area, eastern interior Alaska


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Geologic studies of the upper Chena River area were undertaken in 1983 as part of the Interior Mining District Evaluation Program, a series of projects designed to develop new information on known mineral districts in interior Alaska. During the three-year course of the program, geologists examined four districts that have contributed significantly to historical gold production in Alaska's Interior, Fairbanks, Livengood, Richardson, and upper Chena River.


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The authors chose to study the upper Chena River district to better understand (1) the source of placer gold resources near Van Curler's Bar, (2) the nature and production potential of tungsten-bearing skarns in the eastern map area, and (3) a proposed route of a transportation corridor through the area. The greatest contribution of this map and report was drawing the striking parallism between Upper Chena stratigraphy with its associated metallogeny and that of the north flank of the Alaska Range.



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