Unnamed (north of upper Schist Creek)

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307569
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (north of upper Schist Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.61682, 63.47161 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is at an elevation of about 4,500 feet, on a north-south ridge north of, and perpendicular to, upper Schist Creek. The map site is in the NW1/4 of sec. 1, T. 17 S., R. 6 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1500 feet. This is location 9 of Clark and Cobb (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Primary
Molybdenum Primary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 79
USGS model code 21a
Deposit model name Porphyry Cu-Mo
Mark3 model number 2

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.61682, 63.47161

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of this occurrence are the Paleocene Cantwell Formation which consists of terrigenous sedimentary rocks, including a few thin coal beds, and Eocene-Oligocene granitic plutons that intrude the Cantwell (Wilson and others, 1998). The occurrence consists of unspecified copper, molybdenum and silver minerals in the granitic rocks (Clark and Cobb, 1972).
  • Age = Probably Eocene-Oligocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bonnifield

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = There has been surface exploration only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE149

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Dover, J.H., Bradley, D.C., Weber, F.R., Bundtzen, T.K., and Haeussler, P.J., 1998, Geologic map of central (interior) Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-133, 17 p., 2 sheetsm, scale 1:500,000.

  • Deposit

    Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Clark and Cobb, 1972

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Porphyry Cu-Mo(?) (Cox and Singer, 1986; 21a)

Reporter information

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