Kivliktort Mountain--East, East Kivliktort

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10090200
MRDS ID A106120
Record type Site
Current site name Kivliktort Mountain--East, East Kivliktort

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.45362, 68.25652 (WGS84)
Relative position Location plotted is locality HP79 of Meyer and Kurtak (1992, fig. 2), in T33N, R10E; near the head of a small, east-flowing tributary of Nigu River at southeast end of Kivliktort Mountain, 2.5 (4 km) southeast of summit 4500; located to within 2000 ft (610 m).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.45362, 68.25652

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Sulfide minerals and malachite occur in quartz veinlets and breccia in sandstone of Upper Devonian Kanayut Conglomerate, possibly at the base of a thrust sheet overriding black, carbonaceous and locally pyritiferous siltstone and shale of the Lower Mississippian Kayak Shale.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Noatak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Mineralization is confined to a 20 ft (6.1 m) by 50 ft (15.2 m) area; a high-grade sample contained 4.31% Pb, 0.12% Zn, and 2.4 oz/t Ag (Meyer and Kurtak, 1992, p. 46-60).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106120
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HW021

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

    Jansons, Uldis, and Parke, M.A., 1981, 1978 mineral investigations in the Misheguk Mountain and Howard Pass quadrangles: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 26-81, 193 p.

  • Deposit

    Jansons, Uldis, 1982, Zinc-lead occurrences in and near the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report MLA 121-82, 55 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Meyer and Kurtak (1992)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode; sediment-hosted vein and breccia vein Pb-Zn-Ag.

Reporter information

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