Unnamed (near headwaters of Glacier Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 65.56
Longitude -162.18
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of 1,260 feet on a small ridge between the headwater tributaries of Glacier Creek. Glacier Creek (BN078) is a northeast-flowing stream on the east side of Monument Mountain.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A stream sediment sample in upper Glacier Creek contained 164 ppm Pb, 367 ppm Zn, and 12 ppm As (Hudson and Wyman, 1983). Follow-up reconnaissance soil sampling in the headwaters of Glacier Creek identified this occurrence. The soil sample collected here contained 51 ppm Cu, 420 ppm Pb, 1,520 ppm Zn, 10 ppm Ag, and 62 ppm As. Monument Mountain is underlain by a polydeformed metapelitic schist that may be Precambrian in age but the bedrock of Glacier Creek is a metasedimentary sequence of Lower Paleozoic age (Till and others, 1986). The Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks locally include felsic metavolcanic rocks in areas peripheral to Kiwalik Mountain. Float of very fine-grained, siliceous, tan-weathering metasediment (tuff or exhalite ?) has been observed in the headwater gravels of Glacier Creek (T. L. Hudson, unpublished data, 1982).
Geologic map unit (-162.182661142816, 65.5593123112169)
Mineral deposit model Base metal occurrences around Kiwalik Mountain may be epigenetic veins or replacements, volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits, or skarns.
Age of mineralization Not known

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There are no workings on this occurrence.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307276


Hudson, T.L., and Wyman, W. F., 1983, Interim report on areas of Seward Peninsula warranting further prospecting and evaluation: Anchorage, Anaconda Minerals Company internal report, 84 p., 7 plates. (Report held by Cook Inlet Region Inc., Anchorage, Alaska.)
Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 3/15/1999