Unnamed (west of upper Butte Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307575
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west of upper Butte Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.04278, 63.14961 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 4,200 feet, near the head of an unnamed, southeast-flowing tributary to upper Battle Creek. The map site is just north of the center of sec. 25, T. 20 S., R. 3 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within one mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Chlorite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Sericite Gangue


  • (Local) Phyllic.

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.04278, 63.14961

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock at this prospect is Jurassic or Cretaceous metagraywacke and argilite. The deposit consists of quartz-chlorite-sericite veins that contain arsenopyrite and pyrite. Samples of the vein assay 10 to 100 ppb gold (Anonymous, 1997).
  • Age = Jurassic or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Seven drill holes were completed at the prospect in 1991 (Anonymous, 1997).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE155

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anonymous, 1997, Map location and geologic logs of core for 7, 1991 diamond drill holes of the Deadman Prospect, Healy A-3 Quad: Alaska Geologic Material Center Data Report 262, 48 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Anonymous, 1997

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a)
Deposit Other Comments = Drill core, logs, and assays from this prospect are available at the Alaska Materials Center.

Reporter information

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