Unnamed (near Wheeler Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001717
MRDS ID A012501
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Wheeler Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.02289, 64.8297 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence noted by Menzie and Foster (1979) is located somewhere in the Wheeler Creek drainage. Cobb and Eberlein report the approximate location of the occurrence is near section 18, T. 1 S., R. 9 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. It is described as an occurrence in Cobb and Eberlein (1980), who summarized relevant references under the name 'Wheeler Creek'.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Azurite Ore
Bornite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Malachite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.02289, 64.8297

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Cobb and Eberlein (1980) and Menzie and Foster (1979) reported a single sample of quartz containing azurite, bornite, chalcocite, and malachite. No assay was performed. Weber and others (1978) describe the regional geology as primarily of lower to upper greenschist facies rocks with some marble, quartzite, slate and phyllite. Locally, there is an extensive cover of windblown silt and sand that ranges from 0.1 to 50 meters in thickness.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Cobb and Eberlein (1980) and Menzie and Foster (1979) reported a single sample of quartz containing azurite, bornite, chalcocite, and malachite during geologic mapping. No assay was performed.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012501
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BD047

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Weber, F.R., Foster, H.L., Keith, T.E.C., Dusel-Bacon, C., 1978, Preliminary geologic map of the Big Delta quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-529A, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Foster, H.L., Albert, N.R.D., Griscom, Andrew, Hessin, T.D., Menzie, W.D., Turner, D.L, and Wilson, F.H., 1979, The Alaskan Mineral Resource Assessment Program: Background information to accompany folio of geologic and mineral resource maps of the Big Delta quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 783, 19 p.

  • Deposit

    Menzie, W.D., and Foster, H.L., 1979, Metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral resource potential in the Big Delta quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-529D, 61 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Eberlein, G.D., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Big Delta and Tanacross quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1086, 77 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Menzie and Foster, 1979

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-APR-1999 Cameron S. Rombach Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys