|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SH|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|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 descriptionThis 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).|
|Workings or exploration||Work on this occurrence included prospecting for nephrite (jade), asbestos, and placer gold.|
|Indication of production||None|
|MRDS Number||A011874; A015594|
Anderson, Eskil, 1945, Petrographic descriptions of rocks collected during 1944 field investigation in north-west Alaska, and lists of ore and rock samples and placer concentrates collected in northwestern and interior Alaska during 1945 field season: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 195-28, 76 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Shungnak quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-448, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in five quadrangles in west central Alaska (Hughes, Kotzebue, Melozitna, Selawik, Shungnak): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-627, 58 p.
Grybeck, Donald, 1977, Map showing known mineral deposits of the Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-166-C, 45 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Mayfield, C.F., and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler River quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120-I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Mayfield, C.F., and Tailleur, I.L., 1978, Bedrock geologic map of the Ambler River quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120-A, 1 sheet, scale 1;250,000.
|Reporters||Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)|
|Last report date||12/16/1999|