Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals azurite; chalcopyrite; malachite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 67.87
Longitude -157.04
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Located in pass between small, unnamed hills south of the Noatak River in T. 29 N., R. 8 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 67 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and is accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Chalcopyrite, malachite and azurite coat fracture surfaces in quartzite. Nearby occurrences include a small gossan on limestone-phyllite outcrop that contains 1800 ppm Cu and 5 ppm Ag, and a small, malachite-bearing quartz vein that cuts marble.
Geologic map unit (-157.042856759525, 67.8694774514598)
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 A011904
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS), S.W. Nelson (USGS retired)
Last report date 5/4/1997