Nugget Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Gangue minerals carbonate; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.8874
Longitude -165.1957
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Location and accuracy Nugget Creek is an east tributary to lower Grand Central River. This occurrence is 1 mile east of the divide between Nugget Creek and the headwaters of Nome River and 0.25 mile south of the Nome-Taylor road. It is locality 70 of Hummel (1975).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hummel (1975) identified this occurrence as stratabound with mineralized and silicified marble; additional information was not provided. This occurrence is about 1 mile or less to the north of several prospects where stratabound, copper-bearing, silica-rich rocks are developed in marble. These prospects include NM051, NM053, and NM054.
Geologic map unit (-165.198326693979, 64.8866439909048)
Mineral deposit model Stratabound, mineralized, silica-rich rock in marble.
Age of mineralization Proterozoic, early Paleozoic, or mid-Cretaceous.
Alteration of deposit Silica-rich rocks in marble; silicification?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None