Hubley Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003352
MRDS ID A106100
Record type Site
Current site name Hubley Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.60339, 69.32989 (WGS84)
Relative position Accurate to within 1.6 kilometers (1 mi).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.60339, 69.32989

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Chalcopyrite in quartz in sheared zones parallel to bedding in lower part of Neruokpuk Formation.??Rocks in this area are currently mapped as the Neruokpuk Schist of Leffingwell (1919) by Reiser and others (1980). These rocks are likely Cambrian in age (Lane and others, 1995).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Canning

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106100
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF DP008

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., Mayfield, C.F., and Brosg?, 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.

  • 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

    Lane, L.S., Kelley, J.S., and Wrucke, C.T., 1995, Stratigraphy and structure of the Clarence River area, Yukon-Alaska north slope, a USGS-GSC co-operative project: Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 1995-E, p. 1-9.

  • Deposit

    Reiser, H.N., Brosge', W.P., Dutro, J.T., Jr., and Detterman, R.L., 1980, Geological map of the Demarcation Point quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1133, scale 1:250,000.

  • 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.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-SEP-1996 Schmidt, J.M. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 15-SEP-1996 Kelley, J.S. U.S. Geological Survey