Gemuk Mountain

Occurrence, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Sb
Ore minerals gold; pyrite; stibnite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TA
Latitude 60.6
Longitude -159
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Location and accuracy Gemuk Mountain is a 3,441 foot-high peak near the west boundary of the Taylor Mountains C-8 quadrangle. It is in the west headwaters of the Gemuk River. This occurrence is at an elevation of about 2,850 feet on a ridge a few thousand feet southwest of the summit of Gemuk Mountain. It is locality 6 of Clark and others (1970) and locality 5 of Cobb (1972 [MF 384]; 1976 [OF 76-606]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is a mineralized shear zone between granitic rocks and thermally metamorphosed quartzite and shale (Clark and others, 1970). Discontinuous gold-bearing quartz-stibnite masses, 1- to 6-inches wide, occur as pods and lenses in fault gouge and breccia. Polished sections show the vein margins to be quartz and stibnite and the cores to be silificied fragments of biotite diorite in a quartz matrix. Pyrite is common at the margins of the silicified biotite diorite fragments. The mineralized zone trends N 50 W, is nearly vertical, and at least 2 feet wide. Native gold is at the margins of the stibnite-rich pods and lenses. Three vein samples contained gold values of 82, 94, and 100 ppm (Clark and others, 1970).
Geologic map unit (-159.002265428381, 60.5992756200437)
Mineral deposit model Simple Sb deposits (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)
Mineral deposit model number 27d
Age of mineralization Late Cretaceous or Early Tertiary (?). Possibly the age of many granitic plutons in the region.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface examination and sampling has occurred, probably including some by private companies since that of Clark and others (1970).
Indication of production None

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