Tiglukpuk Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities P
Other commodities V
Ore minerals fluorapatite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CL
Latitude 68.3
Longitude -151.89
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Location and accuracy Deposits on a small tributary of Skimo Creek and on Tiglukpuk Creek. Within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Phosphate deposits restricted to black chert and shale unit of the Alapha Limestone of late Mississippian age. Phosphate rock and phosphorites occur within a section of interbedded oolitic to pisolitic limestone, chert, and shale. Marked variation in lithologic character of phosphate content. Fluorite was a constituent of all samples studied.
Geologic map unit (-151.892818593442, 68.2995671103853)
Mineral deposit model Bedded phosphorite (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 34c).
Mineral deposit model number 34c
Age of mineralization Mississippian.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A 36 ft thick sequence averages 8 percent P2O5; a 43 in. thick sequence averages 21 percent P2O5; and 6 beds, none more than 5.5 in. thick, contain 30 percent P2O5. Samples analyzed for vanadium contained 0.04 percent - 0.10 percent V2O5. Samples collected by USBM contained up to 23 percent phosphate with 1035 ppm V.
Indication of production None