Unnamed (east of Eagle Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Th; U
Other commodities REE

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SO
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 64.703
Longitude -162.761
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is on Peak 2109, 3.2 miles east of Eagle Creek, a northeast tributary to the Kachauik River. It is locality 68 of Gamble (1988).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Syenite of the Kachauik pluton (Miller and others, 1972; Miller, 1972; Till and others, 1986) is anomalously radioactive adjacent to crosscutting alkaline dikes (Miller and others, 1976) here. The Kachauik pluton is a composite syenite, monzonite, granodiorite, quartz monzonite body that is mid-Cretaceous in age; a K/Ar age for the Kachauik pluton is 86.1 +/- 3 Ma (Miller and others, 1972).
Geologic map unit (-162.763589257137, 64.7022811163222)
Mineral deposit model Disseminated?; Hydrothermal alteration and mineralization is possible adjacent to alkaline dikes.
Age of mineralization Mid-Cretaceous; a K/Ar age for the Kachauik pluton is 86.1 +/- 3 Ma (Miller and others, 1972).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There are no known workings; exploration in the region may have included reconnaissance stream sediment geochemical and radiometric surveys.
Indication of production None