Wesley Creek Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Lead, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003069
MRDS ID A015594
Record type Site
Current site name Wesley Creek Occurrence
Related records 10160247

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.00901, 66.99675 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-448, LOC. 1. DEPOSIT ON HILL WEST OF WESLEY 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
Lead Primary
Gold Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.00901, 66.99675

Ore body information

  • General form STRINGERS

Comments on the geologic information

  • DOLOMITE IS BRECCIATED.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on development

  • SHALLOW PROSPECT PIT SUNK ON STRINGERS; EXPOSURES NOT ENCOURAGING. ASBESTOS AND JADE DEPOSITS WERE INVESTIGATED BY THE U.S.B.M. IN 1944 AND/OR 1945.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015594

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-448 (D-3), LOC. 1

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 536, P. 153.

  • Deposit

    ALASKA TERR. DEPT. OF MINES PAMPHLET 3-R, P. 9, 11, 21-22, 25-26

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 75-267, P. 40.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEINS IN DOLOMITE WEST OF CREEK CONTAIN A LITTLE GALENA. FINE GOLD IN UNMINABLE CONCENTRATIONS SAID TO HAVE BEEN FOUND IN CREEK GRAVELS; NO SHAFTS REACHED BEDROCK. TREMOLITE ASBESTOS AND GEM-QUALITY NEPHRITE JADE FOUND NEAR HEAD OF CREEK.
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-JUL-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey