Quartz Creek Silver-Lead-Zinc Occurrence

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002537
MRDS ID A013480
Record type Site
Current site name Quartz Creek Silver-Lead-Zinc Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.40361, 65.51329 (WGS84)
Elevation 198
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 32.5 MI. SE OF CANDLE; ON QUARTZ CREEK.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS CIRCULAR 614, FIG. 2, SAMPLE LOCS. 19,20. 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 Tertiary
Gold Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • SMALL BLEBS OF CHALCOPYRITE ASSOCIATED WITH SPHALERITE AND VISIBLE ONLY IN THIN SECTION.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

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

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) -161.40361, 65.51329

Comments on the geologic information

  • HOOK-SHAPED 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 FROM 1927-1940, BUT LODE DEPOSITS APPARENTALY 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 A013480

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 614, P. 4-7, 16-18, FIG. 2, SAMPLE LOCS. 19, 20 (1969).

  • Deposit

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

  • Other Database

    BAG-C-614-19,20

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOSSAN AND QUARTZ VEINS IN ALTERED QUARTZ MONZONITE CONTAIN PYRITE, ARSENOPYRITE, ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA, SPHALERITE IN TALUS AND FLOAT SAMPLES.
Deposit NUMEROUS OCCURRENCE OF ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA, SPHALERITE, PYRITE, AND ARSENOPYRITE FOUND IN 18 MI. LONG, 2-5 MI WIDE ALTERED ZONE SURROUNDING QUARTZ CREEK PLUTON AND EXTENDING N 15 DEGREES 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.