Nugget Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States
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Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307931
Record type Site
Current site name Nugget Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.19901, 64.8867 (WGS84)
Relative position Nugget Creek is an east tributary to lower Grand Central River. This occurrence is 1 mile east of the divide between Nugget Creek and the headwaters of Nome River and 0.25 mile south of the Nome-Taylor road. It is locality 70 of Hummel (1975).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the commodity information

  • Gangue = Carbonate

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) Silica-rich rocks in marble; silicification?

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.19901, 64.8867

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hummel (1975) identified this occurrence as stratabound with mineralized and silicified marble; additional information was not provided. This occurrence is about 1 mile or less to the north of several prospects where stratabound, copper-bearing, silica-rich rocks are developed in marble. These prospects include NM051, NM053, and NM054.
  • Age = Proterozoic, early Paleozoic, or mid-Cretaceous.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM052

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1975, Mineral deposits and occurrences, and associated altered rocks, in southwest Seward Peninsula, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-2, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hummel, 1975

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Stratabound, mineralized, silica-rich rock in marble.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L. Hawley Resource Group