Wolf Creek Mtn.

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Hg
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals cinnabar; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HC
Latitude 62.36389
Longitude -161.4117
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy USGS MF-376, Loc. 1. 0.2 mi. SW of point 1104 at NW end of Wolf Creek Mtn.; about 55 miles NW of Holy Cross, near head of Little Lockwood Creek; Accurate within 0.25 mi. radius

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Thin films of drusy cinnabar with small blebs of stibnite occur in hydrothermally altered rhyolite. Rhyolite intrudes Cretaceous and/or Tertiary basalt and andesite.
Geologic map unit (-161.414095001818, 62.3631533810647)
Mineral deposit model Lode: disseminated epithermal mercury-antimony
Mineral deposit model number 27
Alteration of deposit Hydrothermal alteration

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling only
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Found by J.M. Hoare and W.H. Condon while geologic mapping in 1962.

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