Sunshine Creek (CS), Bud Group

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite
Gangue minerals pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 67.22
Longitude -156.63
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Located on the ridge east of VABM Ruby west of the Shungnak River in T. 21 N., R. 10 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 40 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Prospect hosted in Ambler sequence of metamorphosed Devonian and Mississippian volcanic, volcaniclastic, and sedimentary rocks. Ore minerals are concentrated in a felsic tuffaceous sedimentary section of rocks containing numerous basalt sills and flows immediataly above a basal carbonate section (Hitzmann and others, 1986, p. 1592-1618). Two mineralized horizons are identified having a strike length of about 5000 ft (1.6 km) (Nana Development Corp., written communication, 1997).
Geologic map unit (-156.632749369309, 67.2194659585135)
Mineral deposit model Kuroko (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 28a).
Mineral deposit model number 28a
Age of mineralization Devonian.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling and mapping and 10 drill holes.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Bud Group claim (near VABM Ruby) may be located two km west of the location shown of the Sunshine Creek prospect shown here. This discrepancy may be due to changes in claim group names and locations during various years (unpublished information, Kennecott Exploration Co.).


MRDS Number A011887
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS), S.W. Nelson (USGS retired)
Last report date 4/29/1997