Asmyrahha

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Zn
Ore minerals smithsonite
Gangue minerals dolomite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 63.381
Longitude -154.313
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Location and accuracy The Asmyrahha zinc prospect is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Reef Ridge deposit (MD055) at an elevation of approximately 1,500 feet (457 m) in Section 30, T. 24 S., R. 24 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is known to within 125 feet (38 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Smithsonite-bearing rubble is exposed for 150 feet (45 m) of strike length in an old burn area. Host rock for the mineralization is a banded to micritic limestone that is probably equivalent to the Paradise Fork Formation of Dutro and Patton (1982); this is the 'Sic' unit of Andrews and Rishel (1982). The age of the mineralization is unknown. Smithsonite bearing carbonate units strike N 50 E and dip approximately 55 degrees South. Smithsonite mineralization is parallel to the strike of the limestone, but dips 15 degrees South along a low angle structure. Grab samples of the gossan contain up to 8.4 percent zinc with no appreciable lead. A trench cut at right angles to the strike of the ridgeline averaged 0.5 percent zinc and no lead across 10 feet (3 m).
Geologic map unit (-154.315327132071, 63.3804044820572)
Mineral deposit model Southeast Missouri Pb-Zn (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 32a) or Mississippi Valley type (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 32b).
Mineral deposit model number 32a or 32b
Age of mineralization Host rocks are Silurian; age of mineralization is unknown.
Alteration of deposit Ferricrete oxidation at surface.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The Asmyrahha prospect was discovered by WGM Inc. and Patino Ltd. during exploration for base metals in the late 1970s on lands selected by Doyon Ltd. (Andrews and Rishel, 1982). Grab samples of the gossan contain up to 8.4 percent zinc with no appreciable lead. A trench that was cut at right angles to the strike of the ridgeline averaged 0.5 percent zinc and no lead over 10 feet (3 m).
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.

Additional comments

See Soda Creek (MD056), Midway (MD046), and Saddle (MD054) and other Mississippi Valley Type zinc-lead showings in the Medfra quadrangle. The Asmyrahha prospect is on land selected or conveyed to Doyon Ltd. For further information, contact Doyon Ltd. at 210 1st Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701.

References

MRDS Number 10307805

References

Andrews, Tom, and Rishel, John, 1982, Annual Report for 1981, Reef Ridge I-to-XIII Project Areas, Kuskokwim Block, Alaska: Anchorage, Alaska, WGM Inc., Project Report 4, 45 p., 2 sheets, scales 1:63,360 and 1:20,000. (Report held by Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.)
Schmidt, J.M., 1997, Shale-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag and barite deposits of Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral deposits of Alaska, 1997: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 35-65.
Reporters Bundtzen, T.K. (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting)
Last report date 6/2/1998