|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||DN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is on an east-trending ridge about a mile south-southwest of the Stampede mine (DN144). It is about 0.2 mile east-southeast of hilltop elevation 3228, near the center of section 2, T. 14 S., R. 15 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The occurrence corresponds to number 65b (map number 65) of Bundtzen, Smith, and Tosdal (1976), 124 of Hawley and Associates (1978), and 107 of Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury (1984). The location is accurate within 500 feet.|
This occurrence consists of stibnite-bearing quartz veins in the southwest extension of the Stampede fault (Hawley and Associates, 1978, fig. 4.1-A(2); White, 1942, pl. 49). At the occurrence, the fault strikes about N 35 E and dips 45 SE, essentially parallel to and nearly coincident with, the contact between quartzitic schist (northwest) of the Birch Creek Schist and graphitic rocks of the Keevy Peak Formation (Hawley and Associates, 1978, fig. 4.1-A(2); Bundtzen, 1981; Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, pl. K-4).Where the fault crosses the ridge below hilltop 3228, it is a limonitic silicified zone that contains pyrite and small amounts of stibnite (oral communication, Earl Pilgrim, 1976). A sample collected by Bundtzen, Smith, and Tosdal (1976) assayed about 0.05 percent antimony, 51 ppm molybdenum, and traces of gold, copper, silver, and zinc. Hawley and Associates (1978, Fig. 4.1-A(2)) ran a soil line down the ridge from hilltop 3228 across the Stampede fault. At about the trace of the fault, the soil samples contained up to 160 ppm antimony, 3.8 ppm silver, 42 ppm molybdenum, and weakly anomalous amounts of copper, lead, and zinc.
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|Mineral deposit model||Simple Sb deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).|
|Mineral deposit model number||27d|
|Age of mineralization||The deposit is assumed to be Eocene, the probable age of the Stampede antimony deposit (DN144), (also see record DN091).|
|Alteration of deposit||Silicification. Iron-oxide alteration.|
|Workings or exploration||The occurrence was discovered by Earl Pilgrim, the longtime operator of the Stampede mine, who found stibnite in a fault zone where it crosses the ridge below elevation 3228. Hawley and Associates (1978, fig. 4.1-A(2) made a reconnaissance map of the area and collected soil samples across the Stampede fault and a possible subsidiary fault to the south. The soils near the occurrence are mainly anomalous in antimony (to 160 ppm), silver (to 3.8 ppm), and molybdenum (to 42 ppm), and weakly anomalous in copper, lead, and zinc. The molybdenum appears to correlate with the graphitic rocks. Bundtzen (1981) collected gossan at the occurrence that contained about 500 ppm antimony and 51 ppm molybdenum.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe site is in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Bundtzen, T.K., 1981, Geology and mineral deposits of the Kantishna Hills, Mt. McKinley quadrangle, Alaska: M. S. Thesis, University of Alaska, College, Alaska, 238 p.
Bundtzen, T.K., Smith, T.E., and Tosdal, R.M., 1976, Progress report--Geology and mineral deposits of the Kantishna Hills: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Open-File Report AOF-98, 80 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., eds., 1986, Mineral deposit models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, 379 p.
Hawley, C. C. and Associates, Inc, 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 275 p. (paged by sections).
Thornsberry, V. V., McKee, C. J., and Salisbury, W. G., eds, 1984, 1983 Mineral Resource Studies: Kantishna Hills and Dunkle Mine Areas, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 129-84. 3 Volumes: v. 1, Text; v. 2, Appendices; v. 3, Maps. Prepared by Salisbury & Dietz, Inc., Spokane, WA.
|Last report date||5/6/2001|