Kiligwa River--Sulfides

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Fe
Gangue minerals hematite; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HW
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 68.59
Longitude -158.5
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Location and accuracy Location plotted is center of localities 36-42 of Jansons and Baggs (1980, p. 33), in T10S, R28W; about 0.5 mi (0.8 km) upstream on north side of minor tributary that joins Kiligwa River 2.5 mi (4 km) south of the confluence of Twistem Creek; located to within 1 mi (1.6 km).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hematite (red)- and jarosite (yellow)-stained weathered pyritiferous cherts similar to those at Drenchwater Creek.
Geologic map unit (-158.50299432781, 68.5894545418787)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Rock chip samples taken by US Bureau of Mines (Jansons and Baggs, 1980, p.50-52) showed no anomalous values of Cu, Pb, or Zn.
Indication of production None