Unnamed (near head of Albion Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307292
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near head of Albion Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -163.73331, 65.01933 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is on the divide at the headwaters of Albion Creek (BN103). This is at an elevation of approximately 860 feet on the crest of the divide between Albion Creek and the headwaters of Warm Creek, an eastern tributary to Goldbottom Creek (BN105). This is locality 74 of Gamble (1988).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicification may be present.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -163.73331, 65.01933

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Gamble (1988) reports banded quartzite or silicified marble in in an area of marble bedrock contains 0.1 ppm Au. Other information about the occurrence is not available. Bedrock in the area of this occurrence is metasedimentary schist and marble of a Lower Paleozoic assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
  • Age = Cretaceous ; epigenetic mineralization in metamorphic rocks of Seward Peninsula is primarily of Cretaceous age.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Council

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = No workings or exploration activities are known at this occurrence.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BN125

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 = Anomalous gold in silicified (?) marble

Reporter information

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