Unnamed (north of Reindeer River)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities As
Other commodities Ag; Au; Hg; Sb
Ore minerals hematite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 62.38525
Longitude -158.96036
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is near the top of hill 680, about 5 miles north of the Reindeer River. The occurrence is near the center of section 32, T. 27 N., R. 52 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is a zone of intense iron-oxide alteration in sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). As exposed in rubble, veins of secondary hematite of uncertain extent and orientation crosscut the sandstone beds. Grab samples of the hematite-rich veins contain up to 150 parts per million arsenic, and trace amounts of antimony, mercury, silver, and gold (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-158.962751784793, 62.3845496483705)
Mineral deposit model Hematite veins in sandstone.
Alteration of deposit Secondary hematite and intense iron oxide staining.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1985 (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Indication of production None