Unnamed (near Henry Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308432
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Henry Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.1414, 65.62832 (WGS84)
Relative position This locality is on a ridgecrest at 2,500 feet elevation between the headwater forks of Henry Creek, a west tributary to the Kougarok River. It is 4.5 miles southeast of the summit of Kougarok Mountain in the east-central Teller C-1 quadrangle. This is locality 17 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972) who called it the Worcester prospect. However, the lack of observed mineralization here (Sainsbury, and others, 1969, p. 22) suggests that the Worcester prospect (TE075) is another locality one mile to the south (locality 18 of Cobb and Sainsbury, 1972). Cobb (1975) summarized references to this locality under the name 'Unnamed occurrence'.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.1414, 65.62832

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This is a large area of silica-rich rock within a marble assemblage. Mineralization was not observed in these rocks (Sainsbury and others, 1969, p. 22) although it was recorded as a separate locality by Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). The silica-rich rocks are 'contorted' and may be quartzite.
  • Age = Paleozoic ; the silica-rich rocks are apparently metamorphosed and would therefore predate mid-Mesozoic deformation and metamorphism in the region. The associated marbles are probably Paleozoic in age.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kougarok

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 TE074

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Sainsbury, C.L., Kachadoorian, Reuban, Hudson, Travis, Smith, T.E., Richards, T.R., and Todd, W.E., 1969, Reconnaissance geologic maps and sample data, Teller A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3, C-1, and Bendeleben A-6, B-6, C-6, D-5, and D-6 quadrangles. Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 377, 49 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Metallic mineral resource map of the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-426, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-587, 130 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Sainsbury and others, 1969

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Silica-rich zone, possibly quartzite, within a marble assemblage. This occurrence is not a strong analog to defined deposit models
Deposit Other Comments = Also see Ward mine (TE071)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-MAY-98 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology