|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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|Location and accuracy||The Omilak East prospect is located in the headwaters of the South Fork of Mosquito Creek, at an approximate elevation of 1,350 feet. Mosquito Creek flows westward from headwaters in the northern Darby Mountains to Telephone Creek, a tributary to Fish River in McCarthy's Marsh. It is locality 56 of Gamble (1988).|
Geologic descriptionGalena-bearing gossans and oxidized veins in schist are present here (Gamble, 1988). This is probably similar to the Foster prospect (BN098) although it is apparently not hosted by carbonate rocks. Gossan and veinlets are hosted by a calc-silicate schist and biotite schist unit (Hedderly-Smith, 1980). Geologic mapping, soil sampling, selected rock sampling, and EM surveys have been completed here by Greatland Exploration Ltd. (Hedderly-Smith, 1980). This work was primarily between 1976 and 1980. The reconnaissance soil sample lines have anomalous zinc values over a length of of at least 1,200 feet. Rock samples contain up to 4.4 % Pb, 3.4 % Zn, 0.2 % Cu, and 50 ounces/ton Ag. The EM survey defines a strong and continuous electrically conductive zone that is 11,000 feet long with a depth to top varying from 100 to 300 feet (Clayton, 1998). Surface mineralization is highly oxidized; galena and pyrite form remnant nodules in gossan. The indicated electrical conductivity is moderately high and permafrost, which may be present to a depth of a few hundred feet, may have reduced its intensity.
|Geologic map unit||(-162.562615270577, 65.0492947773674)|
|Mineral deposit model||Polymetallic vein or replacement (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 19a? or 22c?).|
|Mineral deposit model number||19a? or 22c?|
|Age of mineralization||Cretaceous ?; Epigenetic mineralization in metamorphic rocks of Seward Peninsula is primarily of Cretaceous age.|
|Alteration of deposit||Oxidation; iron oxide-rich gossan float and fragments common in mineralized areas.|
|Workings or exploration||Geologic mapping, soil sampling, selected rock sampling, and EM surveys have been completed here by by Greatland Exploration Ltd. (Hedderly-Smith, 1980). This work was primarily between 1976 and 1980. The active claim group here is maintained by Greatland Exploration Ltd. (3512 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, AK 99504).|
|Indication of production||None|
Clayton, R.H., 1998, The Omilak East Property of Greatland Exploration Ltd; Summary and Update: Anchorage, Alaska, Greatland Exploration Ltd. internal report, 7 p.
Gamble, B.M., 1988, Non-placer mineral occurrences in the Solomon, Bendeleben, and southern part of the Kotzebue quadrangles, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1838-B, 13 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Hedderly-Smith, D.A, 1980, Summary report on the Omilak East property, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: Anchorage, Greatland Exploration Ltd., internal report, 48 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||3/15/1999|