|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|Location and accuracy||This mine (?) is apparently located about one mile east of a point where Fish River enters onto the lowlands of the lower Niukluk River valley . It is on the western nose of an east-west ridge at about 400 feet elevation. It is locality 23 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181) and locality 71 of Gamble (1988).|
Geologic descriptionMertie (1918) reports that a lead-silver lode is located near here and Gamble (1988) plots its location on the basis of recorded mining claims. Cinnabar is reported to be present and a few flasks of mercury were annually produced for a few years up to 1916 (Mertie, 1918). Bedrock in the area is schistose Ordovician chlorite marble (Till and others, 1986). There is no other information about the deposit.
|Geologic map unit||(-163.341610691102, 64.8442767428909)|
|Mineral deposit model||Lead, silver, and mercury-bearing vein or replacement in schistose marble?|
|Workings or exploration||Some small scale workings are probably present but they have not been described.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Mertie (1918) reports that a few flasks of mercury were annually produced for a few years up to at least 1916.|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-445, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-181, 185 p.
Gamble, B.M., 1988, Non-placer mineral occurrences in the Solomon, Bendeleben, and southern part of the Kotzebue quadrangles, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1838-B, 13 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1918, Lode mining and prospecting on Seward Peninsula, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1916: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662, p. 425-449.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|