Paw Print

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307890
Record type Site
Current site name Paw Print

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.28311, 64.28945 (WGS84)
Relative position The approximate location of the Paw Print occurrence is at an elevation of about 1100 feet, approximately 2 miles east of hill 2230, in the SE1/4 sec. 9, T. 14 S., R. 18 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 2 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary
Molybdenum Secondary

Alteration

  • (Local) Locally conspicuous iron-oxide alteration.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.28311, 64.28945

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of the Paw Print occurrence consist of Paleozoic to Proterozoic (?) schist and quartzite (Patton and Moll-Stalcup, 2000). The Paw Print occurrence is at the northeast end of a 4-kilometer-long, northeast-trending linear feature marked by anomalous metal values in silt and soil associated with iron-stained springs or seeps. The seeps and iron-stained streams mark a probable contact between graphitic quartzite and younger, unmetamorphosed mafic volcanic and intrusive rocks. Stream and soil samples contain up to 300 ppm copper, 420 ppm lead, 1645 ppm zinc, 120 ppm molybdenum, 2.1 ppm silver, 10 ppb gold, and more than 1000 ppm arsenic (Flanigan, 1998). Flanigan (1998) suggests that the molybdenum content of this occurrence may link it to the Round Top quartz monzonite intrusive complex (NL011), which has been dated at approximately 75 Ma. Also see NL002, 008, 010, and 011.
  • Age = Flanigan (1998) suggests that the molybdenum content of this occurrence may link it to the Round Top quartz monzonite intrusive complex (NL011), which has been dated at approximately 75 Ma.

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 the Anaconda Mineral Company between 1980 and 1982 (Flanigan, 1998).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NL009

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.

  • Deposit

    Patton, W.W., Jr., and Moll-Stalcup, E.J., 2000, Geologic map of the Nulato quadrangle, west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigation Map I-2677, 41 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Flanigan, 1998

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Plutonic-related Cu-Pb-Zn

Reporter information

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