Outwash Creek West

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003384
MRDS ID A106140
Record type Site
Current site name Outwash Creek West

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.26358, 68.16961 (WGS84)
Relative position USBM OF 75-92 locations KR21 and KR22. Near divide between headwaters of Etivluk River and Outwash Creek. 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) -155.26358, 68.16961

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Rocks in the area consist of quartzite and sandstone. Occurrence consists of outcrop and float of quartz veins with sphalerite, galena and pyrite. The width and extent of the quartz veining 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 = A sample of outcropping quartz vein contained 7.1% Zn, 1.95% Pb, and 0.2% Cu. Samples of quartz float contained up to 24.04% Zn, 8.93% Pb, 0.23% Cu and 4.99 oz per ton Ag.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106140
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KL006

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 vein

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