Unnamed (upper Ophir Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 65.05
Longitude -163.69
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is in bedrock exposures along upper Ophir Creek (BN099) about 2.8 miles upstream of its confluence with Crooked Creek. It is locality 76 of Gamble (1988).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gamble (1988) reports that a quartz boudin in chlorite schist from this locality contained 0.1 ppm Au. Bedrock exposures are limited in this area; this occurrence may be close to a regional contact between lower Paleozoic mafic metavolcanic and metasedimentary assemblages (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-163.692627529336, 65.0492751584011)
Mineral deposit model Quartz boudin in chloritic schist
Age of mineralization Unknown; not clear if this is a metamorphosed anomaly or if it is superimposed on the metamorphic rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration No workings or exploration activities are known at this locality.
Indication of production None