Ivotuk Hills

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Zn
Ore minerals pyrite; sphalerite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KL
Latitude 68.09
Longitude -155.7
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Location and accuracy Located on southwest side of the Ivotuk Hills in Otuk Creek. Known to within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Pyrite nodules up to 10 cm in diameter with cores of sphalerite occur as float in stream. Outcrops south of the Ivotuk Hills near this site consist of shale and chert of Permian to Jurassic age.
Geologic map unit (-155.702863050563, 68.089503328969)
Mineral deposit model Sediment-hosted Pb-Zn

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Sphalerite-bearing concretions contain up to 200 ppm As, more than 20 % Fe, and 500 ppm Zn.
Indication of production None