Outwash Creek South-Southwest

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003382
MRDS ID A106138
Record type Site
Current site name Outwash Creek South-Southwest

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.22358, 68.14961 (WGS84)
Relative position USBM OFR 75-92 locations KR18 and KR19. Known to within one mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.22358, 68.14961

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Quartz veins with galena and pyrite; quartz rubble with galena, and silicified shale float with galena and sphalerite.

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 = Samples of quartz veins contain up to 25.39% Pb, 9.31% Zn, 0.09% Cu and 10.27 oz per ton Ag. Silicified shale contains 1.64% Pb, 4.96% Zn, 163 ppm Cu and 1.18% Mn.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106138
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KL004

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.

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