Unnamed (headwaters of the East Fork of Indian Creek)

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307488
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (headwaters of the East Fork of Indian Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.29864, 62.86868 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is on a ridge about 5,200 feet in elevation between upper Indian Creek and the upper East Fork of Indian Creek. It is about 5.3 miles northeast of the center of Long Lake in the NW1/4NW1/4, section 33, T. 13 N., R. 6 E., Copper River Meridian. The occurrence is accurate to within 500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Silver Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Gangue = Carbonate minerals

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.29864, 62.86868

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The occurrence is in the Ahtell pluton about one-quarter of a mile east of its western contact (WGM Inc., 1980). It is about 3/4 mile north of the Tom Burns prospect (GU034) and it is mineralogically similar to it. Chalcopyrite and galena occur with quartz-carbonate gangue in a vein. No assay information is available.
  • Age = Emplaced subseqent to or is related to the border phase of the Pennsylvanian to Permian, Ahtell pluton.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chistochina

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Natural exposures.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF GU035

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    WGM Inc., 1979, 1978 Annual Progress Report, Uranium Exploration, Ahtell Creek Area, Volume I: WGM Inc., 39 p., appendices and 4 maps. (Report available, Ahtna Mineral Co., Anchorage, Alaska).

  • Deposit

    WGM Inc., 1980, 1979 Summary report of gold potential, Slana District, Ahtna project: WGM Inc., 10 p., 1:63,360-scale map. (Report held by Ahtna Mineral Co., Anchorage, Alaska).

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = WGM Inc., 1980

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Deposit Other Comments = Additional information can be obtained from Ahtna Minerals in Anchorage, Alaska.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-DEC-00 W.T. Ellis Alaska Earth Sciences
Reporter 06-DEC-00 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 06-DEC-00 W.J. Nokleberg U.S. Geological Survey