Unnamed (near Christian Creek)

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities W
Ore minerals scheelite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.7926
Longitude -165.1917
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The prospect is on the west side of a north-trending ridge on the south side of Christian Creek; the floodplain of Nome River flanks the ridge on the west. The prospect is at an elevation of about 700 feet. It is locality 24 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) and included in locality 31 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The prospect is located within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The prospect is a vein-type occurrence of scheelite (locality 40, Hummel, 1975). It is mapped as being on the north or hanging wall side of a east-northeast-striking fault (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]). It is the northernmost of several scheelite occurrences near Christian Creek, Rocky Mountain Creek, and Nelson Gulch on the east side of Nome River.
The prospect is in micaceous calc-schist; the schistosity strikes north-northeast and dips at shallow to moderate angles to the east.
Geologic map unit (-165.194320211886, 64.7918428574455)
Mineral deposit model Low-sulfide, quartz-scheelite vein?
Alteration of deposit Quartz veining?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The vein is opened by a pit or other shallow surface workings.
Indication of production Undetermined

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