Unnamed (head of Dry Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au
Other commodities Cu; Mo; Pb
Ore minerals pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 66.1749
Longitude -155.9035
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the east side of the Zane Hills about 1.8 miles east of Caribou Mountain. The occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,000 feet at the head of Dry Creek, in the SW1/4 of section 10, T. 9 N., R. 14 E. of the Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within one-half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a grab sample of quartz that contains pyrite. A sample contains 15 ppm silver, 0.4 ppm gold, 500 ppm copper, 300 ppm lead, and 30 ppm molybdenum. The rocks in the area are Cretaceous granodiorite and quartz monzonite of the Zane Hills pluton. No other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-155.906151238724, 66.1743368195239)
Age of mineralization The Zane Hills pluton is Cretaceous based on a K-Ar date of 81 Ma (Miller and others, 1966).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only surface sampling.
Indication of production None