|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||DL|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-3|
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|Location and accuracy||The approximate location of this occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,400 feet on a headwater tributary of Kukpuk River, about 3 miles west-southwest of Mt. Kelly. The map site is in section 25, T. 11 S., R. 51 W., of the Umiat Meridian. Early reports refer to this site as Ikuk Creek (see Additional Comments).|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence consists of a report in the 1880s of auriferous pyrite, said to carry $3.50 to $8.00 in gold per ton (gold at $20.67/ounce). Iron-sulfide nodules are known from sedimentary formations that extend into area, but no gold is known.
|Geologic map unit||(-163.743014348272, 68.4493359029724)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold-bearing pyrite.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThis occurrence is based on a quote from Stockton's report from the cruise of the USS Thetis in 1889. It mentions a discovery of gold by a prospector named Kelly on Ikuk Creek. The gold is reported to be in 'sulphurets of iron' (Smith and Mertie, 1930).
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-628, 106 p.
Grybeck, Donald, 1977, Map showing known mineral deposits of the Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-166-C, 45 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
|Reporters||Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)|
|Last report date||12/21/1999|