Unnamed (east of Atigun Pass)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308171
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (east of Atigun Pass)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.32341, 68.11973 (WGS84)
Relative position Site is at an elevation of about 5,500 ft. approximately 4 miles east of Atigun Pass (south-center sec. 22, T. 15 S., R. 12 E., of the Umiat Meridian) Location accurate within 1-mile radius.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.32341, 68.11973

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Occurrence is described only as a bright red soil, weathering from Upper Devonian Kanayut Conglomerate, which contains anomalous concentrations of Pb (200 ppm) and Ag (2 ppm) (Menzie and others, 1985; USGS field station 75ABE133). No other descriptive information is available.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chandalar

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PS009

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Menzie, W.D., Reiser, H.N., Brosgi, W.P., and Detterman, R.L., 1985, Map showing distribution of mineral resources (excepting oil and gas) in the Philip Smith Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Investigations Map MF-879-C, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Menzie and others, 1985

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-NOV-99 J.M. Britton U.S. Geological Survey