Unnamed (near Hed & [and] Strand, NM070)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001966
MRDS ID A012809
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Hed & [and] Strand, NM070)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.3058, 64.79401 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is on the ridge north of Dahl Creek (not shown on the 1972 edition of the USGS topographic map), about 2.8 miles northeast of Mount Distin. Dahl Creek is a west-flowing upper tributary of Lost Creek, a south tributary of Stewart River. The occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,450 feet and about 1,000 feet north of the Hed & [and] Strand antimony mine (NM070); it is included within the claim block of the Bulk Gold prospect (NM071). It is locality 30 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]), and possibly locality 45 of Hummel (1975). This occurrence is probably located within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Stibnite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 180
USGS model code 27d
Deposit model name Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.3058, 64.79401

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified this locality as an antimony occurrence. It appears to be near locality 45 of Hummel (1975), which is shown as a sulfide-bearing silicified marble. The occurrence is assumed to contain stibnite and possibly red and yellow secondary oxide minerals of antimony. It is one of numerous occurrences of antimony in the area, most of which contain at least a small amount of gold.? the area near the occurrence has been mapped by Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) and by Bundtzen and others (1994). The two maps show appreciably different geology, and the differences cannot be reconciled without additional field work. In general, the rocks exposed near the occurrence are the so called mixed unit of Bundtzen and others (1994), including massive marble and feldspathic epidote schist. Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) mapped a strong, north-northeast-striking fault about 1,000 feet west of the occurrence and another, less certain, northeast-striking fault essentially at the occurrence.
  • Age = Probably mid-Cretaceous.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active?

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some surface observation, digging of shallow prospect pits, and sampling may have occurred.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012809
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM069

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome D-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-248, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1975, Mineral deposits and occurrences, and associated altered rocks, in southwest Seward Peninsula, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-2, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.

  • Deposit

    Bundtzen, T.K., Reger, R.D., Laird, G.M., Pinney, D.S., Clautice, K.H., Liss, S.A., and Cruse, G.R., 1994, Progress report on the geology and mineral resources of the Nome mining district: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Public Data-File 94-39, 21 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hummel, 1962 (MF 248)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Antimony occurrence, possibly simple Sb deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Travis L. Hudson Hawley Resource Group