Trout Creek (Pitka Fork, Sturrock, Hodzana Valley Moly)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo; Zn
Other commodities Au
Ore minerals molybdenite; pyrite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 66.97
Longitude -148.63
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The original location is indefinite but is reported herein as locality number 1 in Cobb, 1972 (MF-439) which is about 29 miles north of Lone Mountain (junction of sections 21, 22, 27, and 28, T. 25 N., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). Location accurate within 1-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A single lot quartz-, pyrite-, sphalerite-, and molybdenite-bearing rock specimens were submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey by a prospector in 1924 and inspected by J.B. Mertie, Jr., who felt that the mineral assemblage was a good indication of gold mineralization (Smith, 1942).
Geologic map unit (-148.63268818711, 66.9695914477121)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c?).
Mineral deposit model number 22c?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None