Unnamed (headwaters of Glory Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Lead, Antimony, Zinc, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000687
MRDS ID A011312
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (headwaters of Glory Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.48477, 63.85658 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 5,100 feet, about 1 mile east of the junction of Glory Creek with Dry Creek. The site is about 2 miles southwest of VABM New, in sec. 23, T. 12 S., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2,000 feet. This is location 6 of Clark and Cobb (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Antimony Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 180
USGS model code 27d
Deposit model name Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.48477, 63.85658

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of this prospect are Lower Paleozoic to possibly Upper Precambrian Birch Creek Schist. Lower Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous intrusive rocks occur 1.2 miles southwest of the prospect. The deposit is in Birch Creek Schist and consists of quartz veins and pods containing pyrite, stibnite, galena, and sphalerite (Joesting, 1943).
  • Age = Probably Late Cretaceous or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bonnifield

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Only been surface exploration has been reported.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011312
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE121

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Joesting, H.R., 1942, Antimony and tungsten deposits in Fairbanks and adjacent areas: Alaska Department of Mines MR 194-11, 25 p.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-1062, 113 p.

  • Deposit

    Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Berg and Cobb, 1967

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Simple Sb (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-2000 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation