Unnamed (northeast of upper Eddy Creek)

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307902
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (northeast of upper Eddy Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.50311, 64.24945 (WGS84)
Relative position The approximate location of this occurrence, informally called 'R-0582 gossan,' is about 2 miles northeast of upper Eddy Creek. For this record, the site is plotted in the southwest corner of sec. 28, T. 14 S., R. 7 E., Kateel River Meridian. 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
Silver Secondary
Molybdenum Secondary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.50311, 64.24945

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of scattered gossan in variably graphitic quartz schist adjacent to a greenstone(?) dike (Flanigan, 1998). Seven rock samples contained up to 191 ppm copper, 373 ppm zinc, 1.1 ppm silver, and 62 ppm molybdenum. Flanigan (1998) suggests that this occurrence is probably related to the Round Top (NL011) quartz monzonite intrusive complex, for which K-Ar and Ar/Ar dates indicate cooling at approximately 75 Ma. Also see NL002, 008, 010, and 011.
  • Age = Flanigan (1998) suggests that this occurrence is probably related to the Round Top (NL011) quartz monzonite intrusive complex, for which K-Ar and Ar/Ar dates indicate cooling at approximately 75 Ma.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = 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 NL026

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 Cu-Zn

Reporter information

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