|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Lindfors prospect is in Rocky Mountain Creek, an east tributary to upper Nome River, at an elevation of about 650 feet. It is locality 9 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) and included in locality 32 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The prospect is located to within about 500 feet mile of the coordinates.|
Geologic descriptionHummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified the Lindfors prospect as an antimony occurrence. The ore mineral is assumed to be stibnite, possibly with quartz and some gold values, in veins that cross-cut metasedimentary rocks. The prospect is in calcareous schist about 200 feet structurally below an intercalated massive marble (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]).
|Geologic map unit||(-165.185619193305, 64.7788428470435)|
|Mineral deposit model||Antimony-bearing vein? in metasedimentary rocks.|
|Age of mineralization||Probably mid-Cretaceous or younger if a vein occurrence.|
|Workings or exploration||The Rocky Mountain Creek area was prospected for scheelite and other strategic minerals during World War II. Various prospects along the creek were described by Coats (1944) and by Anderson (1947). Some exploration pits or trenches are probably present.|
|Indication of production||None|
Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.
Coats, R.R., 1944, Lode scheelite occurrences of the Nome area: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 17, 6 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.
Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome D-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-248, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||10/22/1999|