Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Asbestos; Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite; tremolite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 67.31
Longitude -158.8
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Located on ridge east of VABM Rich and north of VABM Hunt in T. 22 N., R. 1 W., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 10 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Tremolite asbestos in serpentinite and chalcopyrite and malachite in mafic rocks (Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-158.802829611065, 67.3094209192624)
Mineral deposit model Serpentine-hosted asbestos (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 8d).
Mineral deposit model number 8d

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

Located within Kobuk Valley National Park and not considered an exploitable resource.


MRDS Number A011859
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS)
Last report date 10/26/1992