Telida Mountain

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Sn
Other commodities Ag; Be; Cd; Pb; W
Ore minerals cassiterite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 63.52
Longitude -153.18
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Telida Mountain occurrence is situated on a steep, south facing spur of a northwest-trending ridgeline of the Telida Mountains at an elevation of 1,750 feet (533 m) in Section 1, T. 23 S., R. 29 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. The location is imprecise and only known to within about one mile (1.6 km).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Float that contained disseminated cassiterite was detected in granitic rocks of the Telida Mountains Pluton during reconnaissance exploration work by ASA Inc. The exploration was following up several anomalous areas recommended by the U.S. Geological Survey (Patton and Moll, 1983). The U.S. Geological Survy found anomalous tin, tungsten, berlylium, cadmium, and silver in stream sediment and pan concentrate samples in the area (King and others, 1983).
Geologic map unit (-153.182318520979, 63.519433670147)
Mineral deposit model Tin-polymetallic veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 20b?).
Mineral deposit model number 20b?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The U.S. Geological Survey found anomalous tin, tungsten, berylium cadmium, and silver in both stream sediment and pan concentrate samples of the general occurrence area Grades of the mineralized float are not available.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.

Additional comments

See: Win (MD060), Won - North (MD021), Won - South (MD024), and Gemini (MD023) prospects. The Telida Mountain occurrence is on lands conveyed to Doyon Ltd. For further information, contact Doyon Ltd at 210 1st Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701.


MRDS Number 10307788


Reporters Bundtzen, T.K. (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting)
Last report date 6/3/1998