Connolly Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Th; U
Ore minerals uranothorianite

Geographic location

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Latitude 65.65
Longitude -161.63
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 500 feet on a westward-flowing tributary of Connolly Creek. The map site is in section 20, T. 3 N., R. 14 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 26.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in this area is Cretaceous granite which may contain uranium-bearing minerals. Uranothorianite was found in two pan concentrate samples (Gault and others, 1953).
Geologic map unit (-161.632662535461, 65.6493246666446)
Mineral deposit model Radioactive minerals in stream sediments.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Two pan concentrate samples were collected from the area and analyzed for uranium content by the U.S. Geological Survey (Gault and others, 1953).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Stream gradient approximately 200 feet per mile.