Skimo Creek East

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 -151.9
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Location and accuracy Located along east side of Skimo Creek, 4.5 km above junction with Tiglukpuk Creek. Known to within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Phosphate rock and phosphorites occur within a 11 m-thick section of interbedded oolitic to pisolitic limestone and calcareous shale in the Alapah Limestone. Flattened pellets up to 3 cm in size were observed in the phosphorites.
Geologic map unit (-151.902818749793, 68.2995671024207)
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 chip sample across a 0.3 m-thick phosphorite contained 22.5 percent P2O5. Samples collected across a 2.3 m-thick section averaged 16.4 percent P2O5, and the entire 11 m-thick phosphatic section averaged 5.7 percent P2O5. Samples also contained up to 733 ppm V.
Indication of production None