Canoe Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002532
MRDS ID A013475
Record type Site
Current site name Canoe Creek
Related records 10208690

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.94335, 65.54938 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is at an elevation of about 250 feet on Canoe Creek. The map site is in section 23, T. 2 N., R. 16 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within a 1 mile radius. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 2.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = argentiferous galena

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Silver Ore
Galena Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Cambrian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.94335, 65.54938

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurremce consists of a vein of argentiferous galena 1.5 feet wide near Canoe Creek (Anderson, 1947). The occurrence is in lower Paleozoic schist near a contact with Jurassic andesite.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = This occurrence was sampled in the 1940s by Territorial Department of Mines (Anderson, 1947). Cominco and other exploration companies examined it in the late 1980's.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013475
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CA028

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.

  • Deposit

    Cass, J.T., 1959, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Candle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-287, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Candle Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-389, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Anderson, 1947

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Galena vein.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-JAN-00 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey