VABM Orphan

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Lead, Thorium, Uranium, Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10090192
MRDS ID A106086
Record type Site
Current site name VABM Orphan

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.22305, 67.60987 (WGS84)
Relative position Location plotted is between locality 4b of Barker (1981, p.25) and locality 2 of Barker and Clautice (1978, p. 14); north side of Rapid River in headwaters area and 3 mi (4.8 km) northwest of VABM Orphan; located to within 1 mi (1.6 km).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Thorium Primary
Uranium Primary
Copper Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.22305, 67.60987

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Soil anomalies up to 52 ppm U, 36 ppm Th, 2400 ppm Pb, 1360 ppm Zn and 120 ppm Cu, and a radiometric anomaly of 400 cps, occur in a 2400 foot x 600 foot area of tundra (Barker, 1981, p. 97-98). Nearby float is tourmaline- and muscovite-bearing aplite of the Old Crow Batholith.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Sheenjek

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106086
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CO009

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Barker, J.C., and Clautice, K.H., 1978, Mineral reconnaissance of the Porcupine River region: a summary report: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 87-78, 20 p.

  • Deposit

    Barker, J.C., 1981, Mineral investigations in the Porcupine River drainage, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 27-81, 189 p., 2 sheets.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Barker (1981)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode; felsic-plutonic related U-th +Pb, Zn, Cu

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-OCT-1992 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey