Unnamed (at the head of Devil Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Hg; Sb; Zn

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 62.96
Longitude -148.8315
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is above the head of Devil Creek, at an elevation of about 4,500 feet on the southwest flank of hill 5374 (which is locally called U Mountain). It is about 0.4 mile south of the center of sec. 35, T. 22 S., R. 7 W. of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/4 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is in altered felsic volcanic rocks. It includes gossan zones and chalky zones marked by iron- and manganese-oxide(?) banding (J. Schmidt, written communication, 2001). U.S. Geological Survey rock samples contain up to 2 parts per million gold, 228 parts per million zinc, 3 parts per million antimony, and 0.42 part per million mercury. (The 2-parts-per-million gold value is from an ICP analysis done by XRAL Laboratories; a fire assay of the same sample shows less than 0.005 part per million gold. The cause of the discrepancy is not known.)
Geologic map unit (-148.833757921708, 62.9595282720399)
Mineral deposit model Hot spring Au-Ag? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 25a?)
Mineral deposit model number 25a?
Alteration of deposit Argillic(?) alteration of felsic volcanic rocks. Iron- and manganese-oxide(?) alteration.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only surface sampling by U.S. Geological Survey (J. Schmidt, written communication, 2001).
Indication of production None