Unnamed (near north end of Wyoming Hills)

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307498
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near north end of Wyoming Hills)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.92288, 63.68959 (WGS84)
Relative position The approximate location of this prospect is near the north end of the Wyoming Hills, west of the East Fork Toklat River. The map site is at an elevation of about 3,800 feet, just north of the center of sec. 20, T. 14 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1.5 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
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) -149.92288, 63.68959

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of this prospect are Devonian metavolcanic schist and phyllite. Limited published information suggests that the deposit consists of silver-bearing galena-sphalerite-calcite-quartz veins in the metamorphic rocks. This description is largely inferred from Berg and Cobb's (1967) description of silver-rich lead-zinc veins in the Kantishna district.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE002

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Berg and Cobb, 1967

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; 22c)
Deposit Other Comments = Prospect is in Denali National Park Wilderness.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-00 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation