Kakivilik Creek North

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003381
MRDS ID A106137
Record type Site
Current site name Kakivilik Creek North

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.96357, 68.15961 (WGS84)
Relative position USBM OF 75-92 location KR31. Located along a ridge near the headwaters of Kakivilak 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
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.96357, 68.15961

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bedrock in the area is probably Devonian Hunt Fork Shale. Sulfide-bearing quartz veins crop out along the crest of a south-trending ridge. One vein measured 1.5 m in width, but extent is 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 = Outcrop and float samples of quartz veins and quartz-cemented breccias containing galena, chalcopyrite and sphalerite contain up to 3.61% Pb, 7.72% Zn, 0.64% Cu and 2.76 oz per ton Ag.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106137
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KL003

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 07-FEB-1997 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 07-FEB-1997 K.D. Kelley U.S. Geological Survey