Kiwalik River Tungsten Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002539
MRDS ID A013482
Record type Site
Current site name Kiwalik River Tungsten Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.4825, 65.473 (WGS84)
Elevation 366
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 34 MI. SE OF CANDLE; 0.1 MI. SW OF PEAK 1380 ON WEATHER RIDGE.
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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, SAMPLE LOC. 36. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Tungsten Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Scheelite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Tourmaline Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Tourmaline Alteration Along Closely Spaced Fractures.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Rock unit name Quartz Creek Pluton;Quartz Creek Pluton
    Rock description Quartz Creek Pluton;Quartz Creek Pluton

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.4825, 65.473

Comments on the geologic information

  • HOOK-SHAPED QUARTZ MONZONITE QUARTZ CREEK PLUTON IS SURROUNDED BY 18 MI. LONG, 2-5 MI. WIDE N 15 DEGREES W-TRENDING ALTERED ZONE IN JURASSIC-CRETACEOUS ANDESITIC VOLCANIC ROCKS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on the workings information

  • NONE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013482

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-389, LOC. 8 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 614, P. 4-6, 12, 16-18, FIG. 2, SAMPLE LOC. 36 (1969).

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 76-866, P. 36 (1976).

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-389-8

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DISSEMINATED SCHEELITE FOUND IN PYRITE-TOURAMALINE-QUARTZ VEIN MATERIAL IN FROST-RIVEN RUBBLE (TALUS) NEAR CONTACT BETWEEN ANDESITE AND 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-SEP-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.