Unnamed (near Christian Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001968
MRDS ID A012811
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Christian Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.19497, 64.79179 (WGS84)
Relative position The prospect is on the west side of a north-trending ridge on the south side of Christian Creek; the floodplain of Nome River flanks the ridge on the west. The prospect is at an elevation of about 700 feet. It is locality 24 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) and included in locality 31 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The prospect is located within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Tungsten Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Scheelite Ore
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) Quartz veining?

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Calc-Silicate Schist
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.19497, 64.79179

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The prospect is a vein-type occurrence of scheelite (locality 40, Hummel, 1975). It is mapped as being on the north or hanging wall side of a east-northeast-striking fault (Hummel,1962 [MF 248]). It is the northernmost of several scheelite occurrences near Christian Creek, Rocky Mountain Creek, and Nelson Gulch on the east side of Nome River.?The prospect is in micaceous calc-schist; the schistosity strikes north-northeast and dips at shallow to moderate angles to the east.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The vein is opened by a pit or other shallow surface workings.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012811
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM075

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome D-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-248, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1975, Mineral deposits and occurrences, and associated altered rocks, in southwest Seward Peninsula, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-2, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hummel, 1962 (MF 248)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Low-sulfide, quartz-scheelite vein?

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Travis L. Hudson Hawley Resource Group