Unnamed (near head of Camp Creek)

Occurrences, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Zn
Other commodities Au; Mo

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 64.3
Longitude -157.4
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Location and accuracy This site consists of two, northeast-alined, geologically similar occurrences, locally called R-2280 and R-2283, on a northeast-trending ridge at the head of Camp Creek. The coordinates are for the southwestern occurrence (R-2280), in the northest corner of sec. 1, T. 14 S., R. 7 E., Kateel River Meridian. The other occurrence is about two miles to the northeast. The location is accurate within 5 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

These occurrences are small, northeast-aligned gossans two miles apart. The southwestern one (R-2280) consists of scattered float of gossanous breccia in quartz-chlorite schist rubble. One sample contained 400 ppm copper, 400 ppm zinc, 55 ppb gold, and 39 ppm molybdenum. The northeastern one (R-2283) is similar, but the gossanous breccia rubble-crop is gray schistose quartzite, instead of schist. One sample yielded 163 ppm copper and 265 ppm zinc (Flanigan, 1998).
Also see NL002 and NL009-011.
Geologic map unit (-157.402453357226, 64.29935481517)
Mineral deposit model Plutonic-related? Pb-Zn deposit.
Age of mineralization Based on similarities with the Paw Print (NL009) occurrence and proximity to the Round Top (NL011) intrusion, these occurrences may be coeval with Round Top intrusion, which is about 73 Ma (Flanigan, 1998).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration This occurrence was discovered by Anaconda Minerals Company in 1980 (Flanigan, 1998).
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307889


Flanigan, B., 1998, Genesis and mineralization of ore deposits in the Illinois Creek region, west central Alaska: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, M.Sc. thesis, 125 p., 2 plates.
Reporters C.E. Cameron (Northern Associates Inc.)
Last report date 8/7/2001