Outwash Creek Southeast

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003379
MRDS ID A106135
Record type Site
Current site name Outwash Creek Southeast

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.23358, 68.14961 (WGS84)
Relative position USBM OFR 75-92 location KR47. Location is near the head of a southwest tributary to upper Outwash Creek. Known to within one mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.23358, 68.14961

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Occurrence consists of quartz veins and breccias cutting shale and siltstone in rubblecrop and outcrop. Sulfides consist of galena, sphalerite, and pyrite. The width and extent of the veins and breccias are unknown.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Colville

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A sample of quartz-cemented shale breccia from outcrop contains 25.4% Pb and 352 grams/tonne Ag. Another sample of quartz float contained 0.33% Pb, 7.3% Zn, and 173 ppm Cu.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106135
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KL012

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Meyer, M.P., and Kurtak, J.M., 1992, Results of the 1991 U.S. Bureau of Mines Colville mining district study: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 75-92, 101 p.

  • Deposit

    Kurtak, J.M., Hicks, R.W., Werdon, M.B., Meyer, M.P., and Mull, C.G., 1995, Mineral investigations in the Colville mining district and southern National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 8-95, 217 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Meyer and Kurtak, 1992, USBM OFR 75-92

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Pb-Zn quartz veins

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 03-NOV-1992 J.M. Schmidt. U.S. Geological Survey