Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Fe
Ore minerals hematite; limonite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 64.7104
Longitude -165.7663
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The occurrence is approximately located about a half mile northwest of the Quarry prospect (NM135) on the west slope of hill 1205; it is about 0.6 mile northeast of the Nome-Teller road at an elevation of about 1,100 feet. This location is Kardex site Kx 52-250 of Heiner and Porter (1972); its accuracy is not known.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A single claim located for iron was reported in 1927 for Maximoff and G. Victor (Heiner and Porter, 1972). There are no other data on the occurrence. It is inferred to be an iron oxide deposit similar to the Cub Bear prospect (NM133) which is apparently about a half mile east-northeast of this occurrence.
Geologic map unit (-165.768936863807, 64.7096355435099)
Mineral deposit model Iron oxide veins and replacement of marble and schist?
Age of mineralization Probably post mid-Cretaceous, the age of bedrock metamorphism in the area.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration One patented claim in 1927 was reported for this location (Heiner and Porter, 1972). Activity at the claim was reported until 1965 (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982). Surface prospecting pits are probably present.
Indication of production None



Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982, Mining claim location maps -- Nome quadrangle: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 8 p., 3 sheets, scales 1:63,360 and 1:250,000.
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
Reporters C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/12/2000