Unnamed (southwest flank of Granite Mountain)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

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

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 62.29499
Longitude -156.81762
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the southwest end of Granite Mountain at an elevation of about 1,200 feet. It is about 1.1 mile southwest of hill 1640 and 0.5 mile southeast of the center of section 35, T. 26 N., R. 41 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is heavily iron-oxide-stained sandstone with semi-massive pyrrhotite lenses an inch or so thick. The sandstone is part of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). One grab sample contained 390 parts per million (ppm) antimony, 850 ppm arsenic, 900 parts per billion mercury, and more than 20.00 percent iron (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-156.820005979905, 62.2943170031575)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c?
Alteration of deposit Iron oxide alteration.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in 1986 (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Indication of production None