Unnamed (near Amy Dome)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Hg
Ore minerals cinnabar
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 65.5
Longitude -148.367
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Location and accuracy SE1/4SE1/4 sec. 21, T. 8 N., R. 4 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This occurrence is approximately 1.5 miles east of Amy Dome.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Cinnabar occurs in disseminations and quartz veins in altered granite dikes and plutons that intrude Ordovician to Devonian siltstone and argillite (Robinson and others, 1982).
Geologic map unit (-148.369504292393, 65.4995681242996)
Mineral deposit model Cinnabar-quartz vein.
Age of mineralization Host rock is Late Cretaceous to early Tertiary granite.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

This site was referred to as the 'Hudson Cinnabar' prospect in Nokleberg and others (1987), but it is in a different location than the Hudson cinnabar mine on Olive Creek (ARDF no. LG015).

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