Palmer Creek No. 1

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mn
Other commodities B; Zn
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-7
Latitude 60.7675
Longitude -149.5564
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is located in the SW1/4 section 24, T. 8 N., R. 2 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is situated at the head of Palmer Creek, at an elevation of 3,500 feet. This is location 26 of Tysdal (1978) and location S-288 of Jansons and others (1984). The location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The deposit consists of several quartz veins and pods hosted in siltstone of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880-A]; Nelson and others, 1985). A U.S. Geological Survey sample contained 0.13 percent manganese, 0.2 percent boron, and 70 ppm zinc (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880A]).
Geologic map unit (-149.558557700276, 60.7669225324581)
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger; the veins and pods are hosted in rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration No workings or improvements are present (Jansons and others, 1984). A sample collected by the U.S. Geological Survey assayed 0.13 percent manganese, 0.2 percent boron, and 70 ppm zinc (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880-A]). The occurrence was discovered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Indication of production None

References

References

Reporters Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)
Last report date 2/6/2000