York County scheelite

Region East, Northeast
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Critical minerals
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area MRDS dep_ids: 10121080 (Wiggin Mountain occurrence), 10267489 (South Sanford prospect), 10194695 (Pease Mountain prospect), 10145919 (Berry prospect), 10121726 (Porter Lead mine), 10084540 (Webster Scheelite mine), 10291345 (Piper Hill prospect).
Identified resources Historical production of tungsten.
Production Unknown.
Status Past mining.
Estimated resources Unknown.
Geologic maps Hussey and others (2016), scale 1:100,000; Gilman (1977, 1991), scale 1:62,500; Guzofski (2004), scale 1:24,000; Berry (1997), scale 1:24,000.
Geophysical data Inadequate Rank 4 and 5 aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Favorable rocks and structures Limestone in early Paleozoic strata.
Deposits Wiggin Mountain occurrence (MRDS dep_id: 10121080), South Sanford prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10267489), Pease Mountain prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10194695), Berry prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10145919), Porter Lead mine (MRDS dep_id: 10121726), Webster Scheelite mine (MRDS dep_id: 10084540), Piper Hill prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10291345).
Evidence from mineral occurrences MRDS.
Geochemical evidence Favorable mineralogy and rock type.
Geophysical evidence Unknown.
Evidence from other sources Unknown.
Cover thickness and description Glacial till covers perhaps 90% of area.
Authors John F. Slack.
New data needs 1:24,000 scale mapping, geochemistry, and geophysical surveys.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs 1:24:000 scale mapping of pegmatites.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs High resolution aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Digital elevation data needs Lidar complete.