Otuk Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Pb; Zn
Ore minerals galena; pyrite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals iron carbonate; calcite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KL
Latitude 68.32
Longitude -155.7
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Location and accuracy Located on east side of upper tributary of Otuk Creek. Known to within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Outcrop of Kayak Shale contains Fe-rich sulfide-bearing concretions that range from 7.6 cm to 20 cm in diameter. The cores of some concretions contain sphalerite, pyrite, and minor galena.
Geologic map unit (-155.702900109322, 68.3195104396424)
Mineral deposit model Sediment-hosted Pb-Zn
Age of mineralization Lower Mississippian

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Sulfide-bearing concretions have up to 2.3 ppm Ag, more than 5,000 ppm Ba, and 1,500 ppm Zn.
Indication of production None