Unnamed (upper Wesley Creek area)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pb
Other commodities Asbestos; nephrite
Ore minerals galena; gold
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 66.993
Longitude -157.016
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The map site of this occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,200 feet on a ridge about midway between Wesley and Camp Creeks. The map site is in the N1/2 section 1, T. 18 N., R. 8 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb (1972, MF-448), location 1.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of (a) galena-bearing quartz veins that cut mid-Paleozoic dolomite west of Wesley Creek, and (b) fine, placer gold in unminable quantities in the gravel of Wesley Creek (Reed, 1931). Prospect shafts on the placer failed to reach bedrock. Tremolite asbestos and gem-quality nephrite jade have been found near the head of Wesley Creek (Anderson, 1945).
Geologic map unit (-157.018738880618, 66.9924489929654)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c) and placer gold (Cox and Singer, 1986: model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 22c and 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary (placer).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Work on this occurrence included prospecting for nephrite (jade), asbestos, and placer gold.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A011874; A015594


Reporters Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)
Last report date 12/16/1999