Itkillik River West

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Ba; Pb; Zn
Other commodities Cu
Ore minerals barite; chalcopyrite; galena
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CL
Latitude 68.22
Longitude -150.5
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Location and accuracy Located along west tributary of the Itkillik River, 18.8 km southwest of Thibodeaux Mountain. Known to within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the area consists of folded and faulted Hunt Fork Shale that is locally cut by quartz and sulfide-bearing quartz-carbonate veins and veinlets. Cobble-sized pieces of rounded massive white barite, containing streaks and blebs of galena were found as float. The source of the float is unknown. In another gully 800 m to the northeast, lens-like quartz-calcite-siderite veins are confined to a 50 cm-wide zone that trends northwest. The veins contain minor chalcopyrite and trace galena. No zinc minerals were observed.
Geologic map unit (-150.502793222044, 68.2195882134124)
Mineral deposit model Pb-Zn quartz veins.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Float of barite-galena cobbles contain up to 62 percent Ba, 0.67 percent Pb,and 25 g/tonne Ag. Veins from outcrop contain 735 ppm Cu and 3,900 ppm Zn.
Indication of production None