Unnamed (northeast ridge of Caribou Mountain)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Mo
Other commodities Bi; Pb
Ore minerals molybdenite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 66.1997
Longitude -155.8716
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,200 on the northeast ridge of Caribou Mountain, about 2.8 miles northeast of the summit. The location is accurate within one-half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a molybdenite(?)-bearing quartz vein (Miller and Ferrians, 1968). A grab sample of the vein contains 200 ppm molybdenum, 100 ppm lead, and 3,000 ppb bismuth. The rocks in the area are Cretaceous porphyritic monzonite and quartz monzonite. No other information is available. Stream-sediment samples from creeks draining the intrusive contact in this area are anomalous in lead and copper (Miller and Ferrians, 1968).
Geologic map unit (-155.874253027059, 66.1991377282286)
Mineral deposit model Porphyry Cu-Au? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 20c?).
Mineral deposit model number 20c?
Age of mineralization The Zane Hills pluton is 81 Ma as dated by K/Ar methods (Miller and others, 1966).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only surface sampling.
Indication of production None