Unnamed (near Hed & [and] Strand, NM070)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Sb
Other commodities Au
Ore minerals stibnite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.7966
Longitude -165.3115
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The occurrence is in a steep canyon that trends west and southwest into upper Lost Creek about 0.2 mile north of the confluence of Dahl Creek (not shown on the 1972 edition of the USGS topographic map) with Lost Creek. Dahl Creek is the location of the Hed & [and] Strand antimony mine (NM070). It is about 2.7 miles northwest of Mount Distin and in the western part of the claim block for the Bulk Gold prospect (NM071). It is locality 29 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]). This occurrence is probably located within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified this locality as an antimony occurrence. Stibnite is probably present as is at least a small amount of gold. The occurrence is within the claim block of the Bulk Gold prospect (NM071). It appears to be in massive marble (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]; Bundtzen and others, 1994) and is probably adjacent to a strong, north-northeast-striking fault (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]).
Geologic map unit (-165.314122407938, 64.7958408022042)
Mineral deposit model Antimony occurrence in marble, possibly simple Sb deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).
Mineral deposit model number 27d?
Age of mineralization Probably mid-Cretaceous, similar to most low-sulfide gold deposits and simple antimony veins of the area.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface observation and sampling.
Indication of production None

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