Quartz Creek Silver-Lead-Zinc Occurrence

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002538
MRDS ID A013481
Record type Site
Current site name Quartz Creek Silver-Lead-Zinc Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.41083, 65.50523 (WGS84)
Elevation 274
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 32.5 MI. SE OF CANDLE; 1.85 MI. E OF HILL 1890 ON WEATHER RIDGE.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-389, LOC. 7; USGS CIRCULAR 614, FIG. 2, LOC. 21. 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

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
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Tourmaline And Sericite Alteration Along Closely Spaced Fractures

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Rock unit name Quartz Creek Pluton
    Rock description Quartz Creek Pluton
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.41083, 65.50523

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 1927-40, 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 A013481

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-389, LOC. 7 (1972).

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 614, P. 4-7, 16-18, FIG. 2, SAMPLE NO. 21 (1969).

  • Deposit

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

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-389-7

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NUMEROUS OCCURRENCES 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 W ACROSS DRAINAGE BASIN OF QUARTZ CREEK. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit GOSSAN WITH VISIBLE GALENA; SEVERAL GOSSANS UP TO 4 FT WIDE IN QUARTZ MONZONITE.
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