Hot Springs Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Th; U; W
Other commodities REE
Ore minerals scheelite; sphene; uraniferous allanite; zircon

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 65.477
Longitude -144.67
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Location and accuracy The location is the approximate location of placer claims active in 1976 to 1979. Hot Springs Creek originates southwest of Circle Hot Springs and flows just north of town where it empties into a marsh.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The headwaters of Hot Springs Creek drain an area underlain by Tertiary granite. The granite is light gray biotite-hornblende-tourmaline monzogranite to syenogranite (Wiltse and others, 1995). Uranium- and/or thorium-bearing allanite, sphene and zircon, and scheelite were found in placer concentrate samples (Cobb, 1976, [OFR 76-633]). Houston International reportedly tested sedimentary uranium in Tertiary sediments near Circle Hot Springs in 1980. This site is a U/Th-W-REE geochemical anomaly.
Geologic map unit (-144.672448833441, 65.4766385380186)

Production and reserves

Indication of production None