Old Glory-Seattle Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Alternative names


Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities W
Ore minerals scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 65.019
Longitude -147.583
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 18, 19; NE1/4 sec. 8, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is on the ridge between Seattle Creek and Moose Creek No. 2, about 2.5 miles southwest of the summit of Pedro Dome.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A 3-foot zone of scheelite was found in weathered schist; most was disseminated, but there were a few high-grade spots. The scheelite zone strikes N 44 E and dips 45 SE. The average tungsten tri-oxide content was estimated at 0.5 to 1% (Joesting, 1943). Byers (1957) reported that channel samples across 4.5 feet of the disseminated scheelite zone contained 0.48% tungsten tri-oxide. A fine-grained quartz diorite dike was found 8 feet below the surface in the bottom of a small pit sunk in the same trench where the scheelite was encountered (Joesting, 1943). Bedrock is quartz-mica schist and quartzite (Byers, 1957).
Geologic map unit (-147.585443151195, 65.0185726536359)
Mineral deposit model Contact metamorphic tungsten deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 14a).
Mineral deposit model number 14a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Development consists of an open cut, 20 feet long, and a small pit in the floor of the cut (Byers, 1957).
Indication of production None