|Current site name||Death Valley|
|Geographic coordinates:||-162.25329, 65.04936 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||The Death Valley uranium deposit is located in the headwaters of Boulder Creek, a north tributary to the middle Tubutulik River. It is 3.5 miles south of the point where the Tubutulik River leaves Death Valley. The deposit has been explored on the east side of Boulder Creek and the discovery pits are 4,500 feet southeast of Hill 990 and 5,000 feet east of Tubutulik River. This is locality 60 of Gamble (1988).|
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|Materials||Type of material|
|USGS model code||30c|
|BC deposit profile||D05|
|Deposit model name||Sandstone U|
|Host or associated||Host|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A012750|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||BN089|
Miller, T.P., and Bunker, C.M., 1976, A reconnaissance study of the uranium and thorium contents of plutonic rocks of the southeastern Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Journal of Research, v. 4, p. 367-377.
Johnson, B.R., Miller, T.P., and Karl, S., 1979, Uranium-thorium investigations of the Darby pluton, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 804-B, p. 68-70.
Fisher, M.A., Patton, W.W., Jr., and Holmes, M.L., 1982, Geology of Norton Basin and continental shelf beneath northwestern Bering Sea, Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 66, p. 255-285.
Dickinson, K.A., Cunningham, K.D., and Ager, T.A, 1987, Geology and origin of the Death Valley uranium deposit, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: Economic Geology, v. 82, p. 1558-1574.
Gamble, B.M., 1988, Non-placer mineral occurrences in the Solomon, Bendeleben, and southern part of the Kotzebue quadrangles, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Map MF-1838-B, 13 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Worrall, D.M., 1991, Tectonic history of the Bering Sea and the evolution of Tertiary strike-slip basins of the Bering Shelf: Geological Society of America Special Paper 257, 120 p.
|Subject category||Comment text|
|Deposit||Model Name = Sandstone U (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 30c)|
|Deposit||Other Comments = the prospect is presently controlled by David Hedderly-Smith, P. O. Box 443, Park City, UT 84060. The non-mineralized, early Eocene geology exposed and documented at this prospect may be representative of the basal parts of Tertiary basins elsewhere in the region. This includes the offshore Norton basin to the south of Seward Peninsula that has been explored for its hydrocarbon potential (e. g. Fisher and others, 1982; Worrall, 1991).|
|Reporter||15-MAR-1999||Travis L. Hudson||Applied Geology|