Unnamed (northeast of head of Getmuna Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ce; Hg; Nb; Zn
Other commodities Au; Cr; Cu
Ore minerals unspecified sulfide minerals

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-7
Latitude 61.78559
Longitude -158.47408
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is near the top of hill 3405 in the northeast corner of the Horn Mountains. It is in the NW1/4 sec. 35, T. 20N., R. 51 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a strong ferricrete gossan, probably formed by the weathering of sulfides, along several high angle fault zones about 4 inches thick. The occurrence is in a dacite-andesite flow of the Horn Mountains volcanic field (Bundtzen and others, 1998). One grab sample gossan with a disseminated gray sulfide mineral contained 24 parts per billion (ppb) gold, 77 parts per million (ppm) copper, 260 ppm zinc, more than 10.00 percent iron, 310 ppm chromium, 320 ppm cerium, 48 ppm niobium, and 9.23 ppm mercury (Bundtzen and others, 1998).
Geologic map unit (-158.476461842401, 61.7848860347346)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Undated; may be related to the nearby Horn Mountain pluton which has been dated at 68-69 Ma (Bundtzen and others, 1998).
Alteration of deposit Strong gossan development.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface sampling was conducted in 1990 by Ellie Harris of the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (Bundtzen and others, 1998).
Indication of production None