Scotia (Anvil Creek)

Prospects, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; pyrite
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 64.5785
Longitude -165.3994
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Location and accuracy The Scotia prospect is at an elevation of about 250 feet on the northwest side of Anvil Creek, and its about 300 feet southwest of the Snake River road switchback where it crosses Anvil Creek. The prospect is locality 16 of Hummel (1962 [MF 247]). The map location is just inside the east-central boundary of section 35, T. 10 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian; it is probably accurate to within 500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Scotia prospect is probably within sheared wallrock near the Anvil fault. Cathcart (1922, p. 239) reported that an 8-inch quartz-calcite vein occurred in a short tunnel on the Scotia claim; pyrite and arsenopyrite were present in both schist and vein material. Bedrock in the general area is mostly graphitic schist, probably of early Paleozoic protolith age (Hummel, 196 [MF 247]; Sainsbury, Hummel, and Hudson, 1972 [OFR 72-326]; Till and Dumoulin, 1994; Bundtzen and others, 1994).
Geologic map unit (-165.402003184799, 64.5777344493107)
Mineral deposit model Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a).
Mineral deposit model number 36a?
Age of mineralization Mid-Cretaceous or younger; vein cuts schist and marble metamorphosed during the mid-Cretaceous.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A 10-foot tunnel was reported by Cathcart (1922, p. 239).
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10308002


Reporters C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 7/10/2000