Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Zinc, Zirconium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003304
MRDS ID A106047
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.61352, 67.54956 (WGS84)
Relative position Located near headwaters of the Ambler River in T. 25 N., R. 10 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 58 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and accurate to within 3000 ft. (1000 m).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Zirconium Secondary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 59
USGS model code 18b
Deposit model name Skarn Cu
Mark3 model number 8

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.61352, 67.54956

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Finely disseminated black minerals in 6 ft. (2 m) thick granitic dike cutting calcareous schist.

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 = Sample analysis indicated 200 ppm Cu, 200 ppm Pb, 2000 ppm Zn, 1000 ppm Zr.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106047
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR057

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Skarn?
Deposit Other Comments = Located in Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-MAY-1997 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey