|Main commodities||Th; U|
|Ore minerals||thorite; uranothorianite|
|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-5|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is at an elevation of about 400 feet near the confluence of two headwaters forks of an unnamed tributary to Kanik Creek, about two miles southeast of Clem Mountain. The map site is in section 35, T. 7 N., R. 13 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 22.|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence consists of Cretaceous granite that may contain uranium-bearing minerals. Uranothorianite and trace of thorite were found in stream gravel concentrate samples (Gault and others, 1953).
|Geologic map unit||(-161.342697079113, 65.9693373143431)|
|Mineral deposit model||Radioactive minerals in stream sediments.|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Pan concentrate samples were collected and analyzed for uranium content by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1947 (Gault and others, 1953).|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsStream gradient approximately 300 feet per mile in headwater section of creek.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Candle Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-389, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.
|Reporters||Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)|
|Last report date||1/12/2000|