Diane Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10111387
MRDS ID A011890
Record type Site
Current site name Diane Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.22345, 67.14955 (WGS84)
Relative position Located on ridge, at 2000 ft. (600 m) elevation, east of the Kogoluktuk River in T. 20 N., R. 12 E., Kateel River Meridian. Location is accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m). Same as locality 43 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978).???
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

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 > Calc-Silicate Schist
    Rock unit name Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75;Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75
    Rock description Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75;Ambler Sequence; Adggs Gr 75

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.22345, 67.14955

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Sparsely disseminated chalcopyrite, bornite, sphalerite and pyrrhotite in float samples of mineralized outcrop.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Shungnak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface exploration.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011890
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR023

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.

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hitzman and others, 1982?

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Kuroko

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