Moon

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Sb
Ore minerals stibnite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 64.7079
Longitude -160.3999
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Moon prospect is located in the low pass at the head of Christmas Creek, in the center of the E1/2 sec.14, T. 9 S., R. 9 W, Kateel River Meridian. This prospect is also locality 1 of Cobb (1972 [MF 381]). The location is accurate within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of the Moon prospect consist of graywacke, shale, grit, and conglomerate of the Cretaceous Shaktolik group (Cass, 1959). In 1911, Moon located a stibnite lode on a ridge between the Ungalik and Shaktolik Rivers. The stibnite occurs in small veinlets and lenses within large quartz veins (Anderson, 1947). Some high gold and silver assays were reported, but these are doubted by Anderson (1947). There is no record of further prospecting.
Geologic map unit (-160.402457193055, 64.7072225396164)
Mineral deposit model Simple Sb (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)
Mineral deposit model number 27d

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In 1911, Moon located a stibnite lode on a ridge between the Ungalik and Shaktolik Rivers. There is no record of further prospecting.
Indication of production None

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