Unnamed (Baker-Hutlitakwa Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Zn
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.00839
Longitude -150.35861
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 300 feet, on a low knob on the north side of Baker Creek, approximately 0.75 mile below the junction of Hutlitakwa Creek. The site is at Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (ADGGS) sample station 97SL150E (Liss and others, 1998), at the in the southeast corner of section 10, T. 2 N., R. 14 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within 500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The area of Baker Creek near its junction with Hutlitakwa Creek is low-lying and extensively covered by Quaternary alluvial and colluvial deposits (Reifenstuhl and others, 1998). Bedrock in this area consists of Cretaceous volcaniclastic rocks and sandstone, shale, and siltstone. No plutonic rocks are mapped in the local area.
A sample (97SL150E) of a quartz vein in volcaniclastic sandstone on the north bank of Baker Creek contained 742 parts per million (ppm) zinc (Liss and others, 1998). There is no record of exploration or mining at this site.
Geologic map unit (-150.361071166222, 65.0079064056034)
Mineral deposit model Possibly epithermal or mesothermal veins.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A sample (97SL150E) of a quartz vein in volcaniclastic sandstone on the north bank of Baker Creek contained 742 parts per million (ppm) zinc (Liss and others, 1998). There is no record of exploration or mining at this site.
Indication of production None

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