Unnamed (near head of Rocky Mountain Creek)

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; pyrite; pyrrhotite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.7858
Longitude -165.1706
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The prospect is at the head of Rocky Mountain Creek, an east tributary to upper Nome River, at an elevation of about 1,000 feet. The prospect is locality 34 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) and is located within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified this locality as an iron sulfide occurrence and part of a group of prospects that contained pyrite, arsenopyrite, and at some of the prospects, pyrrhotite. The sulfides may be disseminated or in veins. The prospect is near or at the upper contact of calcareous schist with a marble layer; the rocks strike northwest and dip northeast (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]).
Geologic map unit (-165.17321939085, 64.7850431503474)
Mineral deposit model Vein-type occurrence of pyrite and arsenopyrite in schist?.
Age of mineralization Probably mid-Cretaceous or younger if in cross-cutting veins.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A surface pit or trench may be present.
Indication of production Undetermined

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