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Chromite Deposits Along the Border Ranges Fault, Southern Alaska. (In Two Parts.) 1. Field Investigations and Descriptions of Chromite Deposits.

Authors
Foley-JY; Barker-JC
Source
MISSING :58 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004567
Abstract
Chromite deposits along the border ranges fault in southern Alaska were investigated by the Bureau of Mines. This report, part 1 of a two-part series, describes the deposits. Part 2 describes the mineralogy and the results of metallurgical tests. Fieldwork began in 1981 and continued through 1983. Ninety-four subeconomic podiform chromite deposits in eight Mafic-ultramafic complexes were investigated. Previously unreported chromite deposits at Red Mountain on Kenai Peninsula, on Kodiak Island, and near Tonsina are described. Deposits range in size from less than a thousand tons to over 1.25 million tons of contained chromic oxide (cr2o3). Grades range from about 5 to 10 pct chromite. Excluding all deposits more than 10 miles from tidewater or existing roads and all deposits containing only chemical- or refractory-grade chromite, about 2,200,000 tons of cr203 are contained in 41 hard-rock deposits. A placer deposit contains an additional 556,000 tons. These 42 deposits constitute a subeconomic indicated and inferred reserve sufficient to meet the nation's chromite demands for about 4 yr, or the metallurgical industry's demands for over 5 yr, at 1981 consumption rates.
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC 8990
NIOSH Division
AFOC;
Source Name
MISSING
State
AK;
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