Occurrence, Inactive

Alternative names

Head of LaSpray Creek
southwest of the head of Nelson Gulch (NM083)

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; pyrite; pyrrhotite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.76
Longitude -165.1718
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Location and accuracy The occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,500 feet and about 0.25 mile southwest of hill 1710 in the SW1/4SW 1/4 section 28, T. 8 S., R. 32 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is in the extreme headwaters of LaSpray Creek, a creek mostly on the Nome C-1 quadrangle. It is locality 21 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) and is located to within about 500 feet of the coordinates.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This is an occurrence of arsenopyrite and (or) pyrite near the upper contact of a layer of marble and overlying schist; the rocks strike about north-northwest and dip generally to the east (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]). The deposit may be marked by an prospect old cut or trench; it may be stratabound or in veinlets. It was listed by Hummel (1975) as an unevaluated mineral occurrence.
Geologic map unit (-165.174417664267, 64.7592427990158)
Mineral deposit model Arsenopyrite and (or) pyrite associated with a schist-marble contact.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospect pit or cut.
Indication of production None