|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-4|
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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 descriptionChristmas 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)|
|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|
Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.
Cass, J.T., 1959, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Norton Bay quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-286, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.
|Last report date||8/7/2001|