Lilliwig Creek Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002676
MRDS ID A015117
Record type Site
Current site name Lilliwig Creek Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.03658, 64.09919 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 3 MILES WNW OF CHICKEN, Within 1,500, Within 1,500
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 12. PROSPECT ALONG LILLIWIG CREEK, A SMALL TRIBUTARY OF INGLE CREEK FROM THE NW. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Quartz Diorite Sericitized

Analytical data

Result ASSAY OF SAMPLE OF SULFIDES FROM DUMP INDICATED 1.87 OZ. AU AND 2.05 OZ. AG PER TON AND .76% CU.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.03658, 64.09919

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Fortymile

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • 55 FT. SHAFT

Comments on development

  • A SHAFT 55 FT. DEEP EXPOSED ON ORE BODY 42 FEET WIDE AT THE SURFACE OF BEDROCK AND 52 FEET WIDE 14 FT. DEEPER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015117

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (A-3), LOC. 12.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 813, P. 141.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-12

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD QUARTZ LODE CONSISTS OF SERICITIZED QUARTZ DIORITE WITH NUMEROUS PARALLEL QUARTZ AND CALCITE VEINLETS AND GOLD BEARING SULFIDES.
Deposit PLACER GOLD MINED FROM CREEK DOWNSTREAM FROM LODE, NO GOLD UPSTREAM. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
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-APR-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey