Siniktanneyak--East

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Copper, Barium-Barite

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003409
MRDS ID A106165
Record type Site
Current site name Siniktanneyak--East

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -158.30368, 68.33955 (WGS84)
Relative position Location plotted is locality 5 of Nelson and others (1979, p. B15), in T34N, R2E; on nose of prominent ridge between two major tributaries of Makpik Creek draining eastern part of Siniktanneyak massif; located to within 1 mi (1.6 km).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Primary
Barium-Barite Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -158.30368, 68.33955

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The occurrence is in a 6 ft (1.8 m) wide, orange-weathering, pyritiferous feldspathic dike? in pillow basalt that structurally underlies a Jurassic? mafic/ultramafic complex.

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 = Mineralized sample contains 20 ppm Ag, 5000 ppm Ba, and 300 ppm Cu (Nelson and others, 1979, p. B14-16).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106165
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HW014

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Nelson, S.W., Nokleberg, W.J., Miller-Hoare, M., and Mullen M.W., 1979, Siniktanneyak Mountain ophiolite, in Johnson, K.M. and Williams, J.R., The United States Geological Survey in Alaska, Accomplishments during 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 804-B, p. B14-B16

  • Deposit

    Nelson, S.W., Nokleberg, W.J., Miller-Hoare, M., and Mullen M.W., 1979, Siniktanneyak Mountain ophiolite, in Johnson, K.M., and Williams, J.R., eds., The United States Geological Survey in Alaska--Accomplishments during 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 804-B, p. B14-B16

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Nelson and others (1979)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-SEP-1996 J.H. Dover U.S. Geological Survey