Unnamed (Champion Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Cadmium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307275
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (Champion Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -162.38338, 65.75938 (WGS84)
Relative position Champion Creek is a small, north tributary to Mina Creek. This prospect is on the ridge crest at an elevation of 840 feet, overlooking the mouth of Mina Creek on Kugruk River. The mouth of Mina Creek, an east tributary to Kugruk River, is 6.5 miles north of the Independence Mine (BN076). This is locality 30 of Gamble (1988).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Cadmium Secondary


  • (Local) Oxidized; limonitic staining of marble.

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -162.38338, 65.75938

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Samples collected in the prospect trenches described as partly brecciated, iron-stained, dolomitic marble (Gamble, 1988), contain up to 1.4 % Zn, 7,000 ppm Pb, 10 ppm Ag, 1,000 ppm Cu, 300 ppm Cd, 360 ppm As, and 600 ppm Sb. Bedrock is extensively covered by tundra but what is exposed in the area is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986). Bedrock to the east of Independence Creek and northwest of Kiwalik Mountain may contain felsic metavolcanic rocks. Felsic metavolcanic rocks are associated with massive sulfide prospects, one 9,000 feet to the southeast of this locality (BN119) and one at Big Bar (BN083), southeast of Kiwalik Mountain.
  • Age = Unknown; if epigenetic, probably Cretaceous. If stratiform, probably Paleozoic.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some prospect (dozer ?) trenches are reported (Gamble, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BN077

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Gamble, B. ., Kaufman, D.S., and Carroll, P.I., 1986, Preliminary geologic map and fossil data, Soloman, Bendeleben, and southern Kotzebue quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-276, 10 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Gamble, 1988

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic sulfide mineralization in marble

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-MAR-99 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology