Unnamed (at head of Johns Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308305
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (at head of Johns Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -164.42928, 64.73631 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is located on the ridge crest at the head of Johns Creek at about 1,050 feet elevation. It is about 8 miles north-northwest of Lees Camp on the Solomon River and is locality 122 of Gamble (1988).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore
Mica Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -164.42928, 64.73631

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A sample of pyritic micaceous quartzite in marble (or silicified marble) contained 1,100 ppm Zn (Gamble, 1988). Bedrock in the area is part of lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = None.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SO156

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Gamble, B. ., Kaufman, D.S., and Carroll, P.I., 1986, Preliminary geologic map and fossil data, Soloman, Bendeleben, and southern Kotzebue quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-276, 10 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Gamble, B.M., 1988, Non-placer mineral occurrences in the Solomon, Bendeleben, and southern part of the Kotzebue quadrangles, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Map MF-1838-B, 13 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Gamble, 1988

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Pyritic micaceous quartzite or silicified marble with Zn values.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 19-AUG-99 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology