Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Uranium, Thorium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001516
MRDS ID A012263
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.54297, 65.44859 (WGS84)
Relative position The location is the site of sample no. 41, figure 3, of U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 130-77 (Barker and Clautice, 1977). Approximately 1 mile SW of Mt. Prindle, SW1/4 NW1/4 sec. 9, T. 7 N., R. 6 E.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Thorium Secondary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Rock unit name Mt. Prindle Pluton
    Rock description Mt. Prindle Pluton
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.54297, 65.44859

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = 20 ppm U and 17.3 ppm Th (225 cps) were detected in granite bedrock. The host rock is described as granite with feldspar phenocyrsts up to 7 cm (Barker and Clautice, 1977).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Circle

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface samples taken.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012263
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CI067

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Barker, J.C. and Clautice, K. H., 1997, Anomalous uranium concentrations in artesian springs and stream sediments in the Mount Prindle area, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 130-77, 19 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Barker and Clautice, 1977.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Uranium and thorium in granite.
Deposit Other Comments = See also Roy Creek, ARDF no. CI051.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 14-SEP-98 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 14-SEP-98 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 14-SEP-98 Clements, A.S. Avalon Development Corporation