Whoopee Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Pb; Zn
Other commodities Ag; Au; Cu
Ore minerals galena; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HW
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 68.23
Longitude -157.852
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Location plotted is locality 652 of Jansons and Parke (1981, p. 189), in T33N, R3E; near the head of a small tributary of an unnamed fork of the Aniuk River, 10.5 mi (16.8 km) due east of the south end of Feniak Lake and 1.0 mi (1.6 km) north of hill 2873; located to within 2000 ft (610 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sphalerite and galena in brecciated siltstone and shale of volcanic-bearing facies of Lower Mississippian Kayak Formation in structural window below thrust sheet of dominantly Upper Devonian Kanayut Conglomerate. The mineralized zone is about 20 ft wide and has a N65E trend of unknown extent.
Geologic map unit (-157.854926665113, 68.2294632417023)
Mineral deposit model Lode; sediment-hosted vein and breccia vein Pb-Zn-Ag

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples collected by the U.S. Bureau of Mines contain up to 0.24%Cu, 44% Pb, 46% Zn, 4.4 ppm Au, 460 ppm Ag, and 3700 ppm Cd (Jansons and Parke , 1981, p. 188).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

See MAS/MILS Sequence numbers 0020200007 and 0020200029 (USBM, 1995).