Levi Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cr; PGE
Ore minerals chromite
Gangue minerals magnetite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CS
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 67.38
Longitude -146.37
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Location and accuracy Levi Creek, 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Tsyooktuihvun Lake, about 26 miles (41.8 km) north of Venetie; within 3 miles (4.8 km).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Source and host rocks are pyroxenite, peridotite, dunite and gabbro of the Christian River mafic-ultramafic complex.
Geologic map unit (-146.372709885466, 67.3796504177362)
Mineral deposit model Lode; podiform chromite
Mineral deposit model number 8a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Cr-bearing magnetite from Levi Creek contained 0.003 troy oz/short ton Pt and 0.0006 oz/short ton Pd. A rock sample from Levi Creek contained 7% chromite. Traces of PGE also occur (Foley and others, 1985, p. 19; Foley and others, 1989, p. 2).
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number A106097

References

Enns, S., and Findley, A., 1977, Venetie Indian Reservation: British Petroleum unpublished mineral survey, 54 p.
Hawley, C.C., and Garcia, G., 1976, Mineral appraisal and geologic background of the Venetie Native Lands: Bureau of Indian Affairs unpublished contract report no. 6E00-0102598, 1 v.
Reporters J.M. Schmidt
Last report date 10/15/1992