David Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals azurite; chalcopyrite; malachite; pyrite
Gangue minerals carbonate; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.8453
Longitude -165.1587
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Location and accuracy David Creek is an east tributary to upper Nome River. This occurrence is in the headwaters of David Creek at an elevation of 1,650 feet; it is locality 60 of Hummel (1975).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hummel (1975) identified this occurrence as stratabound, sulfidized, silicified marble; additional information was not provided. Other stratabound mineralization in the area consists of copper-bearing, silica-rich rock in marble as at NM051, NM053, NM054, and NM055.
Geologic map unit (-165.161323268082, 64.8445441207178)
Mineral deposit model Carbonate-hosted, sulfide-bearing silica-rich rock.
Age of mineralization Late Proterozoic, early Paleozoic, or mid-Cretaceous.
Alteration of deposit Development of silica-rich rocks in marble, silicification?

Production and reserves

Indication of production None