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

References

MRDS Number A015635

References

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