Elk City antimony

Region West, Northwest
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area Cluster of antimony and tellurium occurrences (Idaho Geological Survey database) in Belt rocks.
Identified resources Historical production of lode gold and silver.
Production Unknown.
Status Past mining.
Estimated resources Unknown.
Geologic maps Burmester and others (1990), scale 1:62,500.
Geophysical data See U.S. Geological Survey (1972c), scale 1:250,000.
Favorable rocks and structures Hydrothermal veins in granodiorite and gneiss.
Deposits Revenue prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10071489), Deadwood Canyon (MRDS dep_id: 10216527), Red River Stibnite mine (MRDS dep_id: 10093577).
Evidence from mineral occurrences MRDS.
Geochemical evidence Two samples from the dump at the Red River Stibnite deposit had 0.04 oz Au, 9.3 and 10 oz Ag, and 25.2 and 53.5% Sb.
Geophysical evidence Unknown.
Evidence from other sources Unknown.
Cover thickness and description Veins exposed at the surface.
Authors Virginia S. Gillerman, Reed S. Lewis, Christopher A. Tate, Jane M. Hammarstrom.
New data needs Geologic mapping, geophysics, lidar.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs 1:24,000 scale mapping of district.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs High resolution, Rank 1 aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Digital elevation data needs Lidar complete only for small portion in middle of focus area; needed elsewhere.