Connolly Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Uranium, Thorium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003178
MRDS ID A015713
Record type Site
Current site name Connolly Creek
Related records 10160088

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.63335, 65.64939 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 500 feet on a westward-flowing tributary of Connolly Creek. The map site is in section 20, T. 3 N., R. 14 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 26.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Uranium Tertiary
Thorium Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = Uranothorianite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.63335, 65.64939

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bedrock in this area is Cretaceous granite which may contain uranium-bearing minerals. Uranothorianite was found in two pan concentrate samples (Gault and others, 1953).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Two pan concentrate samples were collected from the area and analyzed for uranium content by the U.S. Geological Survey (Gault and others, 1953).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015713
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CA033

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Candle Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-389, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Gault, H.R., Killeen, P.L., West, W.S., and others, 1953, Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in the northeastern part of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 1945-47 and 1951: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 250, 31 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Gault and others, 1953

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Radioactive minerals in stream sediments.
Deposit Other Comments = Stream gradient approximately 200 feet per mile.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-JAN-00 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey