Unnamed (northeast of lower Sue Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ce; La; Sm; Th; U; W; Zr
Other commodities Au; Cu; Hg; Pb
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-7
Latitude 61.6319
Longitude -158.44424
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is on a broad, north-south trending ridge about 1.6 mile north-northwest of VABM Sue. The occurrence is at an elevation of 800 feet, about 0.2 mile south of the center of sec. 24, T. 18 N., R. 51 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is a zone of quartz veining at the contact between granite porphyry and diorite (Bundtzen and others, 1998). The details of the intrusive contact is unclear and the mineralization is poorly understood. One grab sample of the quartz vein contained 9 parts per billion (ppb) gold, 72 parts per million (ppm) copper, 94 ppm lead, 86 ppm tungsten, 167 ppm lanthanum, 28.3 ppm samarium, 800 ppm cerium, 2,200 ppm zirconium, 8.5 ppm uranium, 51.0 ppm thorium, and 8.4 ppm mercury (Bundtzen and others, 1998).
Geologic map unit (-158.446614904472, 61.631193151694)
Mineral deposit model Thorium-rare earth deposit? (Bliss, 1992; model 11d).
Mineral deposit model number 11d?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling was conducted by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in 1991 (Bundtzen and others, 1998).
Indication of production None