|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is very approximately located (probably within 2 miles) in the headwaters of Timber Creek, a south tributary to Koyuk River. The confluence of Timber Creek and its west tributary Nutmoyuk Creek (as shown on the Bendeleben B-1 quadrangle) is about 3 miles downstream of this location (the 1:250,000 Bendeleben quadrangle shows Timber Creek to be a tributary of Nutmoyuk Creek). This is locality 18 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).|
Geologic descriptionCopper-stained greenstone near a contact with limestone was apparently discovered and initially explored in 1906-1907 (Smith and Eakin, 1911). Shallow prospect pits were dug and some high-grade samples were taken that supposedly contained 17 to 70 ounces/ton Ag and about 0.05 ounces/ton Au. The location of this occurrence is uncertain but mafic metavolcanic rocks and Devonian marble are mapped in the headwaters of Timber Creek (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-162.282636783, 65.2793037243652)|
|Mineral deposit model||Copper-bearing greenstone|
|Age of mineralization||If epigenetic, probably Cretaceous or younger.|
|Alteration of deposit||Oxidation is well-developed.|
|Workings or exploration||Shallow prospect pits were apparently dug when the occurrence was first discovered.|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-417, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-429, 123 p.
Smith, P.S., and Eakin, H.M., 1911, A geologic reconnaissance in southeastern Seward Peninsula, and the Norton Bay-Nulato region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 449, 146 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||3/15/1999|