Rabbit Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb; Zn
Ore minerals galena; pyrite; sphalerite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NT
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 67.6692
Longitude -163.3776
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Location and accuracy The occurrence is located near the head of Rabbit Creek at an elevation of about 825 feet; it is about 0.3 mile northeast of the center of Section 10, T. 26 N., R. 21 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Stratiform(?) base metal mineralization occurs in light-gray- and tan-weathering phyllite of the Devonian to Permian(?) Endicott Group. The occurrence was found by a mineral exploration firm working for NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., and briefly noted by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (1980). One sample with 3 percent pyrite contained 2.5 percent lead, 0.85 percent zinc, and 4.5 ounces of silver per ton.
Geologic map unit (-163.380493013296, 67.6685297981451)
Mineral deposit model Stratiform Ag-Pb-Zn deposit.
Age of mineralization Devonian to Permian based on the age of the host rock.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Limited sampling by a exploration company.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.

Additional comments

This occurrence is now within the Cape Krusenstern National Monument which is closed to mining and mineral exploration.

References

References

U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1980, Mineral deposits of the Cape Krusenstern area, Alaska: A preliminary report: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report 42-80, 22 p.
Reporters J. M. Schmidt and J.A. Dumoulin (U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 10/14/1996