Mohawk (Banner Peak)

Prospect, 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 C-1
Latitude 64.5719
Longitude -165.4334
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Location and accuracy The Mohawk lode prospect is on the west flank of Banner Peak at an elevation of about 400 feet. The map location is at the southeast corner of section 34, T. 10 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian. The prospect is locality 10 of Hummel (1962 [MF 247]); the location is probably accurate to within 500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rock at the Mohawk prospect is mainly graphitic schist and graphitic quartzite (Bundtzen and others, 1994). Shallow pits expose schist containing disseminated pyrite, arsenopyrite, and possibly pyrrhotite.
Geologic map unit (-165.435997087589, 64.5711329416386)
Mineral deposit model Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a).
Mineral deposit model number 36a?
Age of mineralization Mid-Cretaceous or younger; superimposed on schist metamorphosed during the mid-Cretaceous.
Alteration of deposit Sulfidization of schist.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Shallow exploration pits at this prospect date from before 1920; reconnaissance work was done here in 1992 by Newmont Mining Company.
Indication of production None