Unnamed (near Chekhechunnjik Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au
Other commodities As
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 67.43
Longitude -147.1
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,500 ft approximately 3/4 mile south of Chekhechunnjik Creek (sec. 9, T. 30 N., R. 3 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian ) and 12 1/2 miles southeast of the east end of Ackerman Lake. It is 14 miles northeast of Thazzik Mountain. This site corresponds to unnamed loc. 80 in DeYoung (1978). The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The brief description of this prospect provided by Brosgé and Reiser (1972) indicates only anomalous gold and silver values in samples from a vein described as a single, thin, arsenic-rich vein in a system of east-west-trending quartz veins. The samples returned values as high as 3.6 ppm Au; Ag values were 1 to 3 ppm. Brosgé and Reiser (1972) also note several additional weakly anomalous rock and soil samples in an area which extends several miles to the southwest of the principal occurrence. The area is mapped as dark gray to black, gray to reddish-brown weathering, quartz-muscovite schist (Brosgé and Reiser, 1964).
Geologic map unit (-147.102715844355, 67.4296351721587)
Mineral deposit model Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a?).
Mineral deposit model number 36a?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None