Slate Creek Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities REE, Rhenium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002700
MRDS ID A015142
Record type Site
Current site name Slate Creek Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.71807, 64.92809 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 40. ON SLATE CREEK NEAR CONFLUENCE WITH BEN CREEK. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
REE Tertiary
Rhenium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Allanite Ore
Monazite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.71807, 64.92809

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS PRE-MIDDLE ORDOVICIAN CLASTIC ROCKS INTRUDED BY GRANITE.

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 National Park

Comments on development

  • NO RECORD OF ANY MINING.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015142

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (C-4), LOC. 40

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRC. 335, P. 20

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-40

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MONAZITE AND ALLANITE IN SAMPLES OF CONCENTRATES.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 100 FT. PER MILE. ; 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-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey