Unnamed (Muck Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Th; U; W
Ore minerals pyrite; scheelite; uranothorianite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CA
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Latitude 65.76
Longitude -161.52
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at the head of Muck Creek, an informally named, north-flowing tributary to Hunter Creek. The map site is in section 14, T. 4 N., R. 14 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 25.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Muck Creek area is underlain by Upper Cretaceous granitic rocks that may contain uranium-bearing minerals (Gault and others, 1953). Two pan-concentrate samples of stream gravels contained 0.125 percent and 0.16 percent equivalent uranium. Heavy minerals from the concentrate include garnet, hornblende, augite, sphene, zircon, epidote, apatite, scheelite, powellite, ilmenite, hematite, limonite, magnetite, uranothorianite, and pyrite.
Geologic map unit (-161.522674477851, 65.7593293282861)
Age of mineralization Late Cretaceous; Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Two pan-concentrate samples were collected and analyzed for uranium content by the U.S. Geological Survey (Gault and others, 1953).
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

Stream gradient approximately 150 feet per mile.

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