Kiligwa River--Sulfides

Occurrence in Alaska, United States
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Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308762
MRDS ID A106128
Record type Site
Current site name Kiligwa River--Sulfides

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -158.50372, 68.58955 (WGS84)
Relative position Location plotted is center of localities 36-42 of Jansons and Baggs (1980, p. 33), in T10S, R28W; about 0.5 mi (0.8 km) upstream on north side of minor tributary that joins Kiligwa River 2.5 mi (4 km) south of the confluence of Twistem Creek; located to within 1 mi (1.6 km).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Hematite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -158.50372, 68.58955

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hematite (red)- and jarosite (yellow)-stained weathered pyritiferous cherts similar to those at Drenchwater Creek.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Colville

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Rock chip samples taken by US Bureau of Mines (Jansons and Baggs, 1980, p.50-2) showed no anomalous values of Cu, Pb, or Zn.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HW007

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Jansons, Uldis, and Baggs, D.W., 1980, Mineral investigations of the Misheguk Mountains and Howard Pass quadrangles, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 38-80, 76 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Jansons and Baggs (1980)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-SEP-1996 J.H. Dover U.S. Geological Survey