Sleet Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001181
MRDS ID A011884
Record type Site
Current site name Sleet Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.19349, 67.27954 (WGS84)
Relative position Located on ridge near VABM Sleet in T. 22 N., R. 8 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 37 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and is accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).??
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = unknown zinc mineral
  • Ore Material = unknown zinc mineral

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Malachite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 184
USGS model code 28a
Deposit model name Massive sulfide, kuroko
Mark3 model number 93

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Rock unit name Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75
    Rock description Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.19349, 67.27954

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Malachite staining in schist; probably an Ambler sequence volcanogenic deposit similar to Smucker (AR033) (Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kiana

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011884
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR032

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hitzman, M.W., Smith, T.E., and Proffett, J.M., Jr., 1982, Bedrock geology of the Ambler district, southwestern Brooks Range, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geologic Report 75, 2 sheets.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Kuroko ?
Deposit Other Comments = Zn listed as a resource in reference, but no mention of any Zn minerals.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey