Unnamed (headwaters of Independence Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001525
MRDS ID A012272
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (headwaters of Independence Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.22404, 65.45779 (WGS84)
Relative position The location is the site of sample no. 3MZ0036e, plate 1, of U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-479 (Foster and others, 1984). It is NE of Mastodon Dome on the eastern ridge above Independence Creek, SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 2, T. 7 N., R. 12 E.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Galena Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.22404, 65.45779

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Galena(?), arsenopyrite(?) and gold-colored sulfides were found along the margin of a vuggy, milky-white quartz vein in brecciated silicified country rock. Samples showed 15 ppm Ag and 1,500 ppm Pb (Foster and others, 1984). Bedrock in the Independence Creek drainage is the Lower Schist unit described by Wiltse and others (1995) as a medium to dark gray and medium greenish-gray, fine- to medium-grained, commonly slightly calcareous quartz-muscovite schist, with lesser amounts of quartzose?porphyroblastic albite-chlorite schist and chlorite schist. The bedrock is?cut by numerous quartz veins.

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 A012272
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CI074

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Foster, H.L., O'Leary, R.M, McDougal, C.M, and Menzie, W.D., 1984, Analyses of rock samples from the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-479, 126 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Foster and others, 1984.

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