Unnamed (near head of Camp Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc, Gold, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307889
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near head of Camp Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.40311, 64.29945 (WGS84)
Relative position This site consists of two, northeast-alined, geologically similar occurrences, locally called R-2280 and R-2283, on a northeast-trending ridge at the head of Camp Creek. The coordinates are for the southwestern occurrence (R-2280), in the northest corner of sec. 1, T. 14 S., R. 7 E., Kateel River Meridian. The other occurrence is about two miles to the northeast. The location is accurate within 5 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary
Gold Secondary
Molybdenum Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.40311, 64.29945

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = These occurrences are small, northeast-alined gossans two miles apart. The southwestern one (R-2280) consists of scattered float of gossanous breccia in quartz-chlorite schist rubble. One sample contained 400 ppm copper, 400 ppm zinc, 55 ppb gold, and 39 ppm molybdenum. The northeastern one (R-2283) is similar, but the gossanous breccia rubble-crop is gray schistose quartzite, instead of schist. One sample yielded 163 ppm copper and 265 ppm zinc (Flanigan, 1998). Also see NL002 and NL009-011.
  • Age = Based on similarities with the Paw Print (NL009) occurrence and proximity to the Round Top (NL011) intrusion, these occurrences may be coeval with Round Top intrusion, which is about 73 Ma (Flanigan, 1998).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Kaiyuh

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = This occurrence was discovered by Anaconda Minerals Company in 1980 (Flanigan, 1998).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NL008

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Flanigan, B., 1998, Genesis and mineralization of ore deposits in the Illinois Creek region, West Central Alaska: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, M.Sc. thesis, 125 p., 2 plates.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Flanigan, 1998

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Plutonic-related (?) Pb-Zn deposit

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-AUG-01 Cameron, C.E. Northern Associates Inc.