Unnamed (south head of Hardage Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Sb
Ore minerals gold; pyrite; stibnite
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 63.124
Longitude -149.315
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet at the south head of Hardage Creek. The map site is 2.5 miles west northwest of VABM 5205 (Benbar), near the center of sec. 5, T. 21 S., R. 9 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Location is accurate to within 1,500 feet. This is locality 34 of Cox and others (1989).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the area of this prospect are Lower Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic intensely deformed and locally highly metamorphosed argillite, conglomerate, and chert (Wilson and others, 1998). The metasedimentary rocks are cut by auriferous quartz-stibnite veins.
Geologic map unit (-149.317275334594, 63.1235275325302)
Mineral deposit model Simple Sb (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)
Mineral deposit model number 27d
Age of mineralization Early Cretaceous or younger.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None