Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003160
MRDS ID A015693
Record type Site
Current site name Suds
Alternate or previous names Hot Dog

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -162.89374, 68.16944 (WGS84)
Relative position The Suds prospect is at an elevation of about 1,000 feet on the east bank of Ikalukrok Creek in section 18, T. 32 N., R. 18 W., of the Kanteel River Meridian. The property is also known as the Hot Dog prospect.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore


  • (Local) Iron-oxide alteration (gossan).

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 208
USGS model code 31a
BC deposit profile E14
Deposit model name Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb
Mark3 model number 13

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale > Black Shale

Nearby scientific data

(1) -162.89374, 68.16944

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Suds prospect consists of a gossan that contains sphalerite and galena (I.F. Ellersieck, written communication, 1979). The deposit is in the Mississippian Lisburne Formation of black shale and chert, and the geologic setting is similar to that at the Red Dog and Lik deposits (ARDF numbers DL001 and DL005).? Cominco drilled the property in 1999 and announced significant lead-zinc mineralization at depth in three drill holes. The first intersection is 53 feet of 30% Zn and 6% Pb at a depth of 2,227 feet. The second intersection is 20 feet of 15% Zn and 5% Pb at a depth of 2,182 feet. The remaining intersection is 160 feet of 18% Zn and 5% Pb at a depth of 2,299 feet. The mineral deposit is flat-lying and open to the north, west, and south. (Business News Alaska Staff,1999).
  • Age = Mississippian.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name Lisburne

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Cominco drilled the property in 1999 and announced significant lead-zinc mineralization in three drill holes. The mineralized intercepts were at depths between 2,182 feet and 2,459 feet.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015693
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF DL006

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Business News Alaska, 1999, Cominco finds new lead zinc mineralization near Red Dog: Business News Alaska, v. 2, p. B15.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., Mayfield, C.F., and Brosge, W.P., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in eleven quadrangles in northern Alaska (Arctic, Baird Mountains, Chandler Lake, DeLong Mountains, Demarcation Point, Howard Pass, Misheguk Mountain, Mount Michelson, Noatak, Point Lay, and Table Mountain); Supplement to Open-File Report 75-628; Part A, Summaries of data to January 1, 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-767-A, 25 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Business News Alaska Staff, 1999

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Sedimentary exhalative Zn-Pb (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 31a).
Deposit Other Comments = the Suds prospect is on state land held by Cominco American. The site is about six miles north of the Red Dog mine.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 21-DEC-99 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey