Quartz Creek Silver-Lead-Zinc-Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002536
MRDS ID A013479
Record type Site
Current site name Quartz Creek Silver-Lead-Zinc-Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.40333, 65.52107 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 32 MI. SE OF CANDLE; ON QUARTZ CREEK.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-389, LOC. 6; USGS CIRCULAR 614, FIG. 2, LOC. 18 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Tourmaline Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Tourmaline Alteration Along Closely Spaced Fracture Zones (Also Sericite Alteration).

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Ultramafic Intrusive Rock > Hornblendite
    Rock unit name Quartz Creek Pluton
    Rock description Quartz Creek Pluton

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.40333, 65.52107

Comments on the geologic information

  • HOOK-SPACED QUARTZ MONZONITE QUARTZ CREEK PLUTON IS SURROUNDED BY ALTERED ZONE IN VOLCANIC ROCKS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1968
Discoverer Usgs (Miller, Elliott, And Others)

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on the workings information

  • NONE

Comments on development

  • QUARTZ CREEK AREA PLACER MINED 1927-40, BUT LODE DEPOSITS APPARENTLY NOT DISCOVERED UNTIL 1968 BY USGS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013479

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-389, LOC. 6 (1972).

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 614, P. 4-7, 16-18, FIG. 2, SAMPLE LOC. 18 (1969).

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 76-866, P. 47-48 (1976).

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-389-6

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CALCITE VEINS CUTTING FINE-GRAINED FELSIC INTRUSIVE CONTAIN PYRITE, GALENA, AND SPHALERITE.
Deposit NUMEROUS OCCURRENCES OF ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA, SPHALERITE, PYRITE, AND ARSENOPYRITE IN 18 MI. LONG, 2-5 MI. WIDE ALTERED ZONE SURROUNDING QUARTZ CREEK PLUTON AND EXTENDING N 15 DEGREES W ACROSS DRAINAGE BASIN OF QUARTZ CREEK. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-87 Niles, L.P. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-SEP-94 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.