Christmas Mountain

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Sb
Other commodities Au
Ore minerals stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 64.5604
Longitude -160.5583
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Location and accuracy Christmas Mountain is a prominent, dome-shaped mountain about 11 miles east of the mouth of the Ungalik River. The exact location of prospecting at or near Christmas Mountain is not known; for this record, the site is plotted at the summit. This location is accurate within 5 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Christmas Mountain is underlain by Tertiary diorite that intrudes Cretaceous sedimentary rocks. Cass (1959) also notes the presence of limestone on the north-facing ridge of Christmas Mountain. Several lode claims were staked on Christmas Mountain around 1900, when stibnite float was found on the mountain (Smith and Eakin, 1911).
Geologic map unit (-160.560837953448, 64.5597138081014)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Several lode claims were staked on Christmas Mountain around 1900, when stibnite float was found on the mountain (Smith and Eakin, 1911).
Indication of production None

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