Kukpowruk River Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Thorium, Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003120
MRDS ID A015653
Record type Site
Current site name Kukpowruk River Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -162.69562, 69.41615 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991). LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Thorium Primary
Uranium Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -162.69562, 69.41615

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015653

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 81-767A, P. A23.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 794, P. 77, 83.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 33 SAMPLES OF SANDSTONE AND SHALE FROM A STRATIGRAPHIC THICKNESS OF 1,424 M OF THE CRETACEOUS NANUSHUK GROUP ON THE SOUTH LIMB OF THE BARBARA SYNCLINE CONTAIN AN AVERAGE OF 7.30 PPM TH AND 1.58% U; MAXIMUM CONTENTS ARE 16.14 PPM TH AND 3.17 PPM U.
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-AUG-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey