Unnamed (west of Walker Lake)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Fe
Ore minerals goethite
Gangue minerals calcite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SP
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 67.15
Longitude -154.56
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 3200 feet on a ridge 2.5 miles west of Walker Lake. It is in the E1/2 of sec. 7, T. 20 N., R. 20 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is accurate to within 2000 ft. The site corresponds to locality 70 of Grybeck and Nelson (1981).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of rubble in an area at least 600 square feet in diameter. About 25-50% of the rubble consists of large, irregular masses of botryoidal goethite that replaces or fills open spaces in marble (Grybeck and Nelson, 1981).
Geologic map unit (-154.562735197987, 67.1494943336979)
Mineral deposit model Goethite in marble.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration This area briefly examined during regional geologic mapping by the USGS in the late 1970s.
Indication of production None

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