Nakolikurok Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003078
MRDS ID A015606
Record type Site
Current site name Nakolikurok Creek
Related records 10112189

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.39361, 67.62948 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,350 feet on the east bank of the middle reaches of Nakolikurok Creek. It is in section 23, T. 26 N., R. 8 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb (1972, MF-386), location 2, and Schmidt and Allegro (1988), location 104.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.39361, 67.62948

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of a quartz vein in a greenstone sill. The vein contains 1% copper, and the greenstone contains 0.02% copper (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).
  • Age = Mid-Paleozoic

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Noatak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The site was visited and sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015606
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BM015

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brosge, W.P., Reiser, H.N., and Tailleur, I.L., 1967, Copper analyses of selected samples, southwestern Brooks Range, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 274, 1 sheet.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Baird Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-386, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-628, 106 p.

  • Deposit

    Grybeck, D.J., 1977, Known mineral deposits of the Brooks Range, Alaska: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-166C, 41 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    Schmidt, J.M., and Allegro, G.L., 1988, Map showing mineral occurrences and indicators in the Baird Mountains quadrangle, northwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1992, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1975 (OFR 75-628)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Sulfide-bearing quartz vein.
Deposit Other Comments = This location is in the Noatak Wilderness of the Noatak National Park Reserve.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 29-DEC-99 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey