Esetuk Glacier

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Pb; Zn
Other commodities Sn; W
Ore minerals azurite; galena; malachite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals axinite; fluorite; tourmaline

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ML
Latitude 69.3
Longitude -144.37
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Accurate to within 2,220 meters (4,000 ft). Brosge' and Reiser, 1976, Location 30; Grybeck, 1977, p. 39, Location 8.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Galena, sphalerite, malachite, azurite, axinite and quartz-tourmaline-fluorite veins are present in skarn. Fluorite is present in schist in contact zone on west side of the Okpilak batholith.
Geologic map unit (-144.372749196953, 69.2997469367811)
Mineral deposit model Lode; skarn
Age of mineralization Probably Early Devonian

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration As much as 300 PPM Sn and 1,500 ppm W was reported, but no tin or tungsten minerals were reported.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A015635


Reporters Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.), Schmidt, J.M., Kelley, J.S.
Last report date 9/15/1996