Unnamed (near hill 2380 south of summit of Granite Mountain)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Pb
Other commodities B; Sb; Sn
Gangue minerals tourmaline

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 62.30084
Longitude -156.71412
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is about 650 feet east of hill 2380 on a southern side of Granite Mountain. The occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,100 feet, about 0.4 mile west of the center of section 33, T. 26 N., R. 40 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is a irregular zone of tourmaline-rich quartz monzonite in the border phase of the 62.6 Ma, Granite Mountain pluton (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). The size and orientation of the mineralized body is uncertain. One grab sample contained 1,500 parts per billion (ppb) silver, 200 parts per million (ppm) lead, 15 ppm tin, 12 ppm antimony, and more than 2,000 ppm boron McGimsey and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-156.716499026116, 62.3001732429936)
Mineral deposit model Sn-polymetallic deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 20b).
Mineral deposit model number 20b
Age of mineralization Unknown; possibly related to the nearby Granite Mountain pluton that has a 40K/40Ar age of 62.6 Ma (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994).
Alteration of deposit Tourmaline in quartz monzonite.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in 1984 (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Indication of production None

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