Unnamed (near tributary to Kakivilak Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 68.1303
Longitude -154.9944
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is about 4.5 miles north-northeast of the small lake at the divide between a tributary to Kakivilak Creek and the head of Itilyiargiok Creek; it is about 0.6 mile west-northwest of the center of section 33, T. 32 N., R. 17 E. The location is known to within about a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the area are mainly shale of the Upper Devonian, Hunt Fork Shale. One sample of a quartz vein found in float contained 15.37 percent lead, 0.07 percent zinc, and 0.64 percent copper. Little is known about this occurrence.
Geologic map unit (-154.997265241823, 68.1298183702197)
Mineral deposit model Pb-Zn quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only limited sampling by the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.
Production notes None.

Additional comments

The occurrence is in the Gates of the Arctic National Park which is closed to prospecting and mining.

References