Unnamed (headwaters of the East Fork of Indian Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena
Gangue minerals carbonate minerals; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale GU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 62.869
Longitude -144.296
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The occurrence is on a ridge about 5,200 feet in elevation between upper Indian Creek and the upper East Fork of Indian Creek. It is about 5.3 miles northeast of the center of Long Lake in the NW1/4NW1/4, section 33, T. 13 N., R. 6 E., Copper River Meridian. The occurrence is accurate to within 500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The occurrence is in the Ahtell pluton about one-quarter of a mile east of its western contact (WGM Inc., 1980). It is about 3/4 mile north of the Tom Burns prospect (GU034) and it is mineralogically similar to it. Chalcopyrite and galena occur with quartz-carbonate gangue in a vein. No assay information is available.
Geologic map unit (-144.298207496117, 62.8686044038521)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Emplaced subseqent to or is related to the border phase of the Pennsylvanian to Permian, Ahtell pluton.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Natural exposures.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Additional information can be obtained from Ahtna Minerals in Anchorage, Alaska.


MRDS Number 10307488


WGM Inc., 1979, 1978 Annual Progress Report, Uranium Exploration, Ahtell Creek Area, Volume I: WGM Inc., 39 p., appendices, 4 maps. (Report available, Ahtna Mineral Co., Anchorage, Alaska).
WGM Inc., 1980, 1979 Summary report of gold potential, Slana District, Ahtna project: WGM Inc., 10 p., map, scale 1:63,360. (Report held by Ahtna Mineral Co., Anchorage, Alaska).
Reporters W.T. Ellis (Alaska Earth Sciences), C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group), and W.J. Nokleberg (U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 12/6/2000