Kaluich Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Other commodities Ag; Ba; Mo; V
Ore minerals malachite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 67.64
Longitude -158.37
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Location and accuracy Located near the headwaters of Kaluich Creek in T. 26 N., R. 2 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 2 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and is accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Small malachite-stained quartz vein in iron-rich black phyllite which is geochemically anomalous in Ag, Ba, Mo and V in a zone extending 2.5 km along strike (Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978). This type of copper mineralization in black metapelite containing anomalous Ag-Ba-Mo-V may be related to dewatering of a large Paleozoic (?) clastic basin (Schmidt and Werdon, 1993), and occurs throughout this part of the Brooks Range (Kurtak and others, 1995; Schmidt, 1997, p. 35-65).
Geologic map unit (-158.372861220289, 67.6394390891733)
Mineral deposit model Shale-hosted (Schmidt and Werdon, 1993, p. 143)?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

Located within the Noatak National Preserve.