Big Jim Creek (tributary to Dietrich River)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001390
MRDS ID A012132
Record type Site
Current site name Big Jim Creek (tributary to Dietrich River)
Related records 10281785

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.95339, 67.85971 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is at an elevation of about 3,500 feet, approximately 4 miles up Big Jim Creek on the ridge between the upper forks of the creek (NW1/4 sec. 13 and NE1/4 sec. 14, T. 35 N., R. 11 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). The location is accurate within a 1/2-mile radius.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = Copper sulfides and/or malachite-azurite

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Malachite Ore
Galena Ore
Azurite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.95339, 67.85971

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence is described as galena and copper sulfides and/or malachite-azurite stains in Upper Devonian phyllite with some siltstone and sandstone (Brosgi and Reiser, 1964). No other descriptive information is available.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Koyukuk

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012132
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CH106

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brosgi, W.P., and Reiser, H.N., 1964, Geologic map and section of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map 1-375, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-457, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Chandalar and Wiseman quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-340, 205 p.

  • Deposit

    Grybeck, D.J., 1977, Known mineral deposits of the Brooks Range, Alaska: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-166C, 41 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    DeYoung, J.H., Jr., 1978, Mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-878-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1978, Mineral appraisal of the proposed Gates of the Arctic Wilderness National Park, Alaska, A preliminary comment: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 109-78, 29 p., 4 sheets.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Cruz, E.L., 1983, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-278, 91 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Brosgi and Reiser, 1964

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This occurrence is located within Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-NOV-1999 J.M. Britton U.S. Geological Survey