Talkeetna

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003521
MRDS ID A106279
Record type Site
Current site name Talkeetna

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.02273, 62.35957 (WGS84)
Relative position At head of Prospect Creek, a tributary of the East Fork of Iron Creek; location accurate to within 1/2 mi (800 m)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary
Iron Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Hematite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Iron oxide (gossan)

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46
Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.02273, 62.35957

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Replacement lodes in shear zones and disseminations in adjacent meta-volcanic wallrock. Conspicuous gossan with copper carbonates.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Yentna

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Minor gold reported in analyses of float samples from the site (Csejtey and Miller, 1978).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106279
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK082

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1919, Mineral resources of the upper Chulitna region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692, p. 207-232.

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1924, Geology and mineral resources of the region traversed by the Alaska Railroad: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 755-C, p. 73-150.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-370, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and table describing metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-558-B, 20 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Singer, D.A., Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and discussion of the metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral resources of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 78-588-Q, 33 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Csejtey, Bela, Jr., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-716, 63 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Capps, 1919

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic veins or gold-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c or 36a?)
Deposit Other Comments = Near to, if not same as, site reported in Cobb and Csejtey (1980) - (which is the description reported here).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1996 Riehle, J. U.S. Geological Survey