Nakolikurok Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Mo
Ore minerals pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 67.63
Longitude -160.39
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,350 feet on the east bank of the middle reaches of Nakolikurok Creek. It is in section 23, T. 26 N., R. 8 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb (1972, MF-386), location 2, and Schmidt and Allegro (1988), location 104.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a quartz vein in a greenstone sill. The vein contains 1 percent copper, and the greenstone contains 0.02 percent copper (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-160.392885215529, 67.6293910025046)
Mineral deposit model Sulfide-bearing quartz vein.
Age of mineralization Mid-Paleozoic?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The site was visited and sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This location is in the Noatak Wilderness of the Noatak National Park Reserve.