Unnamed (south of Little Eldorado Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Zn
Other commodities Hg
Gangue minerals quartz; sericite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 62.17327
Longitude -157.96951
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on a low saddle west of the head of Little Eldorado Creek at an elevation of about 1,050 feet. It is about 0.7 mile north-northwest of hill 1533 and about 0.3 mile north-northwest of the center of section 18, T. 24 N., R. 47 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is a zone of sericitized granite porphyry that contains quartz veinlets with envelopes of iron-stained alteration. The small granite porphyry body cuts sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). A grab sample of mineralization contained 240 parts per million (ppm) zinc and 1,800 parts per billion (ppb) mercury (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-157.971917354679, 62.172580688139)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Alteration of deposit Sericitic alteration of granite porphyry; veinlets have envelopes of iron oxide alteration.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in 1986 (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Indication of production None