Chathenda Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000770
MRDS ID A011412
Record type Site
Current site name Chathenda Creek
Alternate or previous names Johnson Creek
Related records 10185796

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.91444, 62.08081 (WGS84)
Relative position Best location: Richter and Jones, 1973, USGS I-749; prospect is shown near fault in SW 1/4 of sec. 34, T. 4 N., R. 19E. Same site as USGS MF-655K, loc. 39. On Chathenda Creek about 1 1/2 mi below mouth of Bonanza Creek. Accurate within 500 ft radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Marcasite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.91444, 62.08081

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Locally gold-bearing quartz-pyrite veins in a zone of mineralized volcanic and diorite country rocks up to 10 ft wide; zone strikes N 65 W, dips 78 SW.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chisana

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Several open cuts and two short tunnels. 0.01 oz/ton Au, 0.10 oz/ton Ag, reported by Pilgrim, 1931B. Type of workings: surface and underground

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011412
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NB080

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1916, The Chisana-White River district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 630, 130 p.

  • Deposit

    Wayland, R.C., 1943, Gold deposits near Nabesna: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 933-B, p. 103-199.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., and Jones, D.L., 1973, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Nabesna A-2 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-749, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., Singer, D.A., and Cox, D.P., 1975, Mineral resources map of the Nabesna quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-655-K, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Pilgrim, E.R., 1931, Report on cooperation between the Territory of Alaska and the United States in making mining investigations and in inspection of mines for the biennium ending March 3 1, 1931, p. 66-68.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., and Matson, N.A., 1970, Geochemical data from the Nabesna A-2 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 70-275, 12 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Pilgrim, E. R., 1931, Report on cooperation between the Territory of Alaska and the United States in making mining investigations and in inspection of mines for the biennium ending March 3 1, 1931, p. 66-68.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode: vein
Deposit Other Comments = A number of small gold-bearing quartz-pyrite lodes occur in mineralized volcanic country rock (Chisana Formation of Cretaceous age) on the n side of Chathenda Creek. By 1940 a large group of claims had been staked but apparently none were successful in locating ore quality material

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JAN-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 31-JAN-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 31-JAN-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey