Unnamed occurrence (Inmachuk River)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb
Ore minerals galena
Gangue minerals limonite; magnetite; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 65.9
Longitude -163.3
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is supposed to be on the left limit of the Inmachuk River, on the ridge between Inmachuk River and Collins Creek. The location is very approximate and unconfirmed. It is locality 6 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Mertie (1919) described a sample said to be from this occurrence as containing galena, magnetite, limonite, and pyrite. The galena was supposedly argentiferous. The gossanous character of the occurrence was reported by Anderson (1947), but its location and nature have not been confirmed. Bedrock of the area is a metasedimentary schist and marble sequence of Lower Paleozoic age (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-163.302702272489, 65.8993027708669)
Mineral deposit model Galena in metasedimentary rocks; epigenetic?; stratiform?
Age of mineralization Unknown
Alteration of deposit A gossanous, limonitic cap is reportedly developed.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Anderson (1947) reports that some development work has taken place; surface prospecting pits are most likely.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

All references to this site are from secondary sources and the site was not visited by USGS personnel during 1982 field work in the area.