Unnamed (on hill 3420 north of Ganes Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Cu; Pb; Zn
Other commodities As; Sb; Sn
Ore minerals unspecified sulfides
Gangue minerals axinite; quartz; tourmaline

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 62.86894
Longitude -156.87277
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is about 150 feet northeast of hill 3420 in the east-central Beaver Mountains. It is about 0.5 mile northeast of the center of section 13, T. 32 N., R. 41 W., of the Seward Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a stockworks of thin quartz-tourmaline-axinite-sulfide veins in altered volcanic flows adjacent to the 70.9 Ma, Beaver Mountains stock (Bundtzen and Laird, 1982; Miller and Bundtzen, 1994). No size or other information or structural information is available. Grab samples of the mineralization collected by Battle Mountain Mining Company contained up 435 parts per billion (ppb) gold, 185.1 parts per million (ppm) silver, 3,346 ppm copper, 2.54 percent lead, 1.05 percent zinc, more than 2,000 ppm arsenic, 509 ppm antimony, and 94 ppm tin (Szumigala, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-156.875127971846, 62.8682884135809)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c?
Age of mineralization Undated; probably related to the nearby Beaver Mountains stock which has been dated as 70.9 Ma (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994).
Alteration of deposit Silicification.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling was conducted by Battle Mountain Mining Company in 1990 (Szumigala, 1993).
Indication of production None



Reporters T.K. Bundtzen (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc.), M.L. Miller (U.S. Geological Survey); and C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group)
Last report date 5/18/2003