Unnamed (near VABM Hickey)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Hg; Sb
Other commodities As
Ore minerals iron oxide

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 62.66118
Longitude -157.63191
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is about 600 feet east of VABM Hickey at an elevation of about 2,150 feet. The occurrence is near the center of section 25, T. 30 N., R. 45 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is a brecciated, iron- stained sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group that contains quartz veins (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). Samples of the iron-stained breccia zones with quartz veins contained 70 parts per million (ppm) antimony, 850 parts per billion (ppb) mercury, and 50 ppm arsenic (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-157.634292090987, 62.6605045852687)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and U.S. Geological Survey sampled the site in 1984 and 1986 (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Indication of production None