Unnamed (northwest of upper Deadwood Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities As; Hg
Ore minerals iron oxide
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 62.70909
Longitude -157.27633
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is near hill 1776 on a southeast-trending ridge about 0.7 mile northwest of the sharp bend at the head of Deadwood Creek . It is at an elevation of about 1,750 feet, about 0.4 mile northeast of the center of section 11, T. 30 N., R. 42 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a series of thin quartz veins in an iron-oxide-stained, sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). The quartz veins are near a N50E-striking mafic dike that cuts the Kuskokwim Group. One grab sample of the quartz veins contained 200 parts per billion (ppb) gold, 1,500 ppb mercury, and 99 parts per million (ppm) arsenic (Bundtzen, Laird, and Lockwood, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-157.278690239056, 62.708415756592)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Alteration of deposit Silicification.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical surveys sampled this occurrence in 1983 (Bundtzen, Laird, and Lockwood, 1988).
Indication of production None