Unnamed (west of upper Hawkins Glacier)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001018
MRDS ID A011692
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west of upper Hawkins Glacier)
Alternate or previous names Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.98745, 61.32662 (WGS84)
Relative position Southern flank of Celeno Peak, at 9,200 ft elevation. Best location: MacKevett, 1976, loc. 44. Accurate within radius of 1 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Molybdenum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Molybdenite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.98745, 61.32662

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Molybdenite in quartz veins that cut Tertiary granodiorite. Veins up to 1 m thick, but typically are less than 20 cm thick.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nizina

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Type of workings: surface.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011692
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC180

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1976, Mineral deposits and occurrences in the McCarthy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-773-B, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1942, Occurrences of molybdenum minerals in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 926-C, p. 161-207.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Smith, 1942

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode: vein

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 05-NOV-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 05-NOV-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 05-NOV-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey