|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-2|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is at an elevation of about 100 feet about 5 miles south of Inland Lake. This site is in the SW1/4 section 21, T. 11 N., R. 5 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Barker (1985), figure 7, anomalous area 4.|
Geologic descriptionThe country rocks in the area of this occurrence consist of the Cretaceous Inland Lake alkaline intrusive complex. The occurrence consists of locally abundant purple fluorite as matrix and breccia filling in syenite rubble. The fluorite is similar to that associated with the radioactive zones near VABM Saturday at the Uranium 2 and 3 occurrences (ARDF number SE005 and SE006) (Barker, 1985). A sample of fluorite-bearing pulaskite, possibly a dike, from the Inland Lake alkaline complex contained 31 ppm U and 178 ppm Th, but no radioactive minerals or alteration zones were identified.
|Geologic map unit||(-159.741722056314, 66.3273740427652)|
|Mineral deposit model||Radioactive minerals in fluorite-bearing pulaskite.|
|Age of mineralization||Cretaceous.|
|Workings or exploration||The site was visited briefly and sampled by U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1984.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe occurrence is located within the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge.
Barker, J.C., 1985, Sampling and analytical results of a mineral reconnaissance in the Selawik Hills area, northwestern Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 43-85, 67 p.
Cobb, E.H., and Miller, T.P., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Hughes, Kotzebue, Melozitna, Selawik and Shungnak quadrangles, west-central Alaska; Supplement to Open-File Report 75-627; Part A, Summaries to January 1, 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-847-A, 14 p.
|Reporters||Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)|
|Last report date||12/2/1999|