Tom Tom

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10096780
MRDS ID A011891
Record type Site
Current site name Tom Tom
Alternate or previous names Que Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.15651, 67.13567 (WGS84)
Relative position Accurate. On ridge east of Kogoluktuk River in T. 20 N., R. 12 E., Kateel River Meridian. Also shown as locality 44 of Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and shown in Hitzman and others (1982). Location accurate to within 1000 ft. (300 m).?????
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Malachite Ore
Muscovite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 184
USGS model code 28a
Deposit model name Massive sulfide, kuroko
Mark3 model number 93

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Rock unit name Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75
    Rock description Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.15651, 67.13567

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Massive and disseminated malachite in quartz muscovite schist for at least 825 ft. (275 m) along strike. This copper prospect is in the

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name Shungnak?

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Diamond drilling

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011891
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR022

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hitzman, M.W., Smith, T.E., and Proffett, J.M., Jr., 1982, Bedrock geology of the Ambler district, southwestern Brooks Range, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geologic Report 75, 2 sheets.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hiitzman and others, 1982

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Kuroko
Deposit Other Comments = area of Ambler sequence volcanogenic deposits. See also: Horse Creek (AR029), Smucker (AR033), and Arctic (AR025) deposits.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 R. L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey