Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Unnamed Occurrence (ARDF - MD001; in Sischu Creek valley), McGrath District, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough, Alaska, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Location: Occurence is located in Sischu Creek valley at an approximate elevation of 1,000 feet (304 m) in Section 35, T. 17 S., R. 29 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is imprecise and only known to within a one mile (1.6 km) radius.
Geology: Quartz-rhyolite porphyry was found to contain anomalous thorium and uranium. Ore minerals were not identified (Miller and others, 1980; Clautice and others, 1993). Mineralization is inferred to be Early Tertiary, based on isotopic ages from Sischu Volcanic Field (Moll and others, 1980). Miller and others (1980) report up to 16.5 ppm uranium, and 70.4 ppm thorium from grab samples.
Workings: Miller and others (1980) report up to 16.5 ppm U, and 70.4 ppm Th from grab samples.
Age: Inferred to be Early Tertiary, based on isotopic ages from Sischu Volcanic Field (Moll and others, 1980).
Reserves: None.

Commodities (Major) - Th, U
Development Status: No
Deposit Model: Volcanogenic Uranium (Cox and Singer, 1986; model no. 25f)

Mineral List

No entries listed.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.


Clautice, K.H., Bowman, N.D., Clough, J.G., Gilbert, W.G., Kline, J.T., Smith, T.E., and Blodgett, R.B., 1993, Land selection Unit 8 (Kantishna River, Ruby, and Medfra quadrangles); References, lead isotope, geochemical and major oxide data: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 42 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Miller, T.P., Moll, E.J., and Patton, W.W. Jr., 1980, Uranium and thorium rich volcanic rocks of the Sischu Creek area, Medfra quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-803, 9 p.

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2020, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: January 21, 2020 02:34:30 Page generated: January 25, 2015 09:28:36
Go to top of page