Quartz Creek Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002730
MRDS ID A015179
Record type Site
Current site name Quartz Creek Prospect
Related records 10111739

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -151.37392, 65.27404 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-371, LOC. 3. DEPOSIT ABOUT 1 MILE NORTH AND 300-400 FT. ABOVE YUKON RIVER ON SLOPE WEST OF QUARTZ 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
Silver Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Gold Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Calcite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -151.37392, 65.27404

Ore body information

  • Width 3.05M

Comments on the geologic information

  • QUARTZ VEINS SEPERATE SOME GALENA VEINS; EUHEDRAL QUARTZ CRYSTALS EMBEDDED IN GALENA. NO KNOWN NEARBY INTRUSIVE 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 Melozitna

Comments on development

  • ADIT DRIVEN IN ABOUT 1915, BUT SOON ABANDONED; NO PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015179

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-371 (B-3), LOC. 3.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 631, P. 82-83.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 10 FT. WIDE STOCKWORK OF ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA VEINS IN LIMESTONE; SOME GALENA VEINS AS MUCH AS SEVERAL INCHES ACCROSS. SAID TO CARRY GOLD AND SILVER.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit WEDOW AND OTHERS, 1952 (OF 51), REPORT HOST ROCK TO BE QUARTZ-MICA SCHIST. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey