Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; malachite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 67.59
Longitude -156.18
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Location and accuracy Located on ridge west of the headwaters of Komakak Creek in T. 25 N., R. 12 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown by Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) as locality 55 and accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Rare massive sulfide samples containing chalcopyrite and malachite weathering from dolomite near contact with quartzite.
Geologic map unit (-156.182793320764, 67.5894803926435)
Mineral deposit model Kipushi (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 32c)?
Mineral deposit model number 32c?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

Located within Gates of the Arctic National Park.


MRDS Number A011899
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS); R.L. Elliott (USGS); J.M. Schmidt (USGS); S.W. Nelson (USGS retired)
Last report date 4/28/1997