Rocky Mountain Creek Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10094066
MRDS ID A012813
Record type Site
Current site name Rocky Mountain Creek Prospect
Alternate or previous names Nelson Gulch
Related records 10233225

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.19135, 64.77735 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS OFR 17, FIG. 4. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Tungsten Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Scheelite Ore
Albite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.19135, 64.77735

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Nome

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012813

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 17, P. 4-6.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1246, P. 125.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 32, LOC. 422-423.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-1-C, P. 46.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-248, LOC. 14.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-32

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SCHEELITE-BEARING QUARTZ-ALBITE VEIN 1.5 - 2.0 IN THICK EXPOSED FOR 18 FT.; ESTIMATED AVERAGE SCHEELITE CONTENT: 3% BY VOLUME; SCHEELITE-BEARING FLOAT TRACED FOR ABOUT 1200 M, S TO NELSON CR.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey