Unnamed (northwest of tributary to Mauneluk River)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001204
MRDS ID A011917
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (northwest of tributary to Mauneluk River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.95845, 67.20762 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 3500 feet in a pass northwest of a tributary to Mauneluk River. It is in the N1/2 of sec. 22, T. 21 N., R. 13 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1000 ft. The site corresponds to locality 55 of Grybeck and Nelson (1981).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble
    Rock unit name Skajit Limestone
    Rock description Skajit Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.95845, 67.20762

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The deposit consists of sulfide-bearing carbonates, probably the Skajit Limestone (Nelson and Grybeck, 1980). More than forty, 1 to 5 cm bands of galena and sphalerite with copper and silver values were intersected in 122 m of diamond drill hole. There was considerable staking in the area and limited diamond drilling in 1976.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Shungnak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = 122 m of diamond drilling at site.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011917
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SP028

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Nelson, S.W., and Grybeck, D.J., 1980, Geologic map of the Survey Pass quadrangle, Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1176-A, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Grybeck, D.J., and Nelson, S.W., 1981, Mineral deposit map of the Survey Pass quadrangle, Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1176-F, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Grybeck and Nelson, 1981

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-OCT-1999 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey