Unnamed (Short Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

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 64.8439
Longitude -165.4012
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the ridge crest at the head of Short Creek, a north tributary to upper Stewart River. It is at an elevation of 2,100 feet and is locality 41 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified this as an iron sulfide occurrence with arsenopyrite, pyrite, and possibly pyrrhotite. It may be in crosscutting veins or disseminated in the amphibolite facies, biotite-bearing metasedimentary bedrock (Bundzten and others, 1994). It is not known if other sulfide minerals are present.
Geologic map unit (-165.403826595627, 64.8431403000844)
Mineral deposit model Arsenopyrite, pyrite, and possibly pyrrhotite in veins or disseminated in amphibolite facies metasedimentary rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Possibly some surface prospecting as part of the regional exploration in the area.
Indication of production None