Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn
Other commodities Mo; V
Ore minerals galena; malachite; sphalerite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 67.84
Longitude -156.81
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Located near the mouth of Kavachurak Creek at 600 m elevation in T. 28 N., R 9 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 70 in Mayfield and Grybeck and accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sphalerite, galena and malachite in small quartzite outcrop. Nearby black pyritiferous phyllite contains 1000 ppm V and 70 ppm Mo.
Geologic map unit (-156.812845864126, 67.8394800933317)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (see Schmidt and Werdon, 1993, p. 143)?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

Occurrence is within Noatak National Preserve.


MRDS Number A011905
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS)
Last report date 10/26/1992