Nation River

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307407
Record type Site
Current site name Nation River

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.6608, 65.3588 (WGS84)
Relative position The Nation River prospect area covers about 10 square miles. The coordinates are for the center of the area, on the boundary between section 12, T. 6 N., R. 29 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian, and section 7, T. 6 N., R. 30 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The main mineralized area is in section 10, T. 6 N., R. 29 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The locations are accurate. These prospects are located within Doyon, Limited selected or conveyed land.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Secondary


  • (Local) Intense iron staining and iron-rich seepages along an east-west fault (Doyon, Limited, 1986).

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.6608, 65.3588

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Nation River area of occurrences is defined by lead and zinc soil anomalies along with lesser copper values, that are associated with an east-west-trending fault. Iron staining is intense, and there are iron-rich seepages for half a mile in section 10, T. 6 N., R. 29 E. (Doyon, Limited, 1986). The prospect area is underlain by Permian limestone, Upper Devonian Nation River Formation, and Lower Cambrian Adams Argillite and Funnel Creek Limestone. All beds strike northeast and are repeatedly folded (Doyon, Limited, 1986). The lead and zinc anomalies may reflect leaching of mudstone, siltstone, and sandstone country rocks or of a deeper, buried sulfide body (Doyon, Limited, 1986).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name Black

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The Nation River area has been explored by soil and rock sampling, as well as by geologic mapping (Doyon, Limited, 1986).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CY022

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Doyon, Limited, 1986, Mines, prospects, and geochemical anomalies on Doyon, Limited, regional overselection lands, Alaska: Fairbanks, Alaska, Doyon, Limited, Report 86-01A, v. 1, 150 p. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Doyon, Limited, 1986.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Fault-controlled Zn-Pb?
Deposit Other Comments = This site is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. These prospects are located on Doyon, Limited selected or conveyed land. For more information, contact Doyon, Limited.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-00 Cameron, C.E. Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys