Wells Bay No. 1

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities F
Ore minerals fluorite
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 61.02
Longitude -147.33
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Location and accuracy 2.7 miles east of the head of Wells Bay. Accurate within 4,000 ft. Locality 71 of Hoekzema (1984) and locality A-5 of Jansons and others (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A 3 to 12 ft wide vein of fluorite, quartz, and calcite cuts slate of the Early Tertiary Orca Group. The vein can be traced for 100 ft. Hoekzema (1984) reported chip samples from the mineralized zone contain 17.5 percent fluorine.
Geologic map unit (-147.332073150365, 61.019461069574)
Mineral deposit model Hydrothermal vein
Age of mineralization Paleocene or younger; the vein cuts slate of the Early Tertiary Orca Group.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Hoekzema (1984) reported chips sample from mineralized zone contain 17.5 percent fluorine. Potential for mineral development is low.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates Potential for mineral development is low. Inferred reserves are 1,500 tons of 17.5 percent fluorine (Hoekzema, 1984).

References

MRDS Number A106205
Reporters D.P. Bickerstaff (USGS contractor); S.W. Huss (USGS)
Last report date 7/30/1998