Cleveland Creek

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Fe
Other commodities Pb; Zn
Ore minerals goethite; hematite
Gangue minerals dolomite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 64.6599
Longitude -165.7192
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence, called the Cleveland Creek gossan by Herreid (1970), is at an elevation of about 600 feet on the south side of hill 738 in the headwaters of Cleveland Creek, an east tributary to Cripple River. The occurrence was mapped by Bundtzen and others (1994). It is 2,400 feet northeast of the Nome-Teller road; the location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An iron oxide occurrence lies on the south side of hill 738 in the headwaters of Cleveland Creek in or adjacent to the massive marble unit of Bundtzen and others (1994) Herreid (1970, p. 18) called this the Cleveland Creek gossan and found anomalous amounts of lead and zinc, as at the nearby Cub Bear prospect (NM133) and some other iron oxide prospects of the Sinuk River area. The Cleveland Creek occurrence may be in a structural and stratigraphic setting similar to those at the Quarry (NM135) and Galena (NM130) prospects.
Geologic map unit (-165.7218325123, 64.6591357922893)
Mineral deposit model Iron oxide vein and replacement of marble and schist.
Age of mineralization Post mid-Cretaceous, the age of regional metamophism of the country rocks.
Alteration of deposit Dolomitization.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface exposures in natural outcrop and rubble crop; some geochemical sampling by Herried (1970).
Indication of production None