Prospect, 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 64.7796
Longitude -165.183
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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 setting

Geologic description

Hummel (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.

Production and reserves

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