Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001980
MRDS ID A012824
Record type Site
Current site name Dakota

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.50745, 64.64761 (WGS84)
Relative position The Dakota prospect is probably on the north side of Boulder Creek about a quarter of a mile below its confluence withTwin Mountain Creek (shown as Twin Mtn Ck on the map) which joins it from the north. Mertie (1918 [B 662-I, p. 425-449]) reported a 35-foot-long adit driven into marble on the Dakota claim, one of a group of 13 claims in this area at the time. The location is accurate to within about 1,000 feet. Information for this prospect was summarized by Cobb (1978 [OFR 78-93]) under the name 'Dakota'.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Secondary
Tungsten Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.50745, 64.64761

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The location is at a bold outcrop of marble about a quarter mile below Twin Mountain Creek (shown as Ttwin Mtn Ck on the map) on the north side of Boulder Creek. At this site, a short adit is driven into apparently barren marble. Strongly ankeritized rock is evident nearby in placer tailings. A few small quartz veins that strike north-northeast occur in the bluffs on the south side of Boulder Creek, opposite the short adit. Mertie (1918 [B 662-I, p. 425-449]) reported a 35-foot-long adit and quartz-calcite veins in marble with practically no sulfides at the Dakota prospect. Alaska claim files (Heiner and Porter, 1972,Kardex site Kx 52-105) list 16 Dakota claims staked for gold, antimony, and tungsten by W. Cochrane in about 1900. It is possible that better mineralization was exposed but is now buried by placer tailings. Gold-bearing bedrock mineralization (NM167) was found on the bench north of the Dakota prospect by Kennecott Exploration Company in 1992 and 1993.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A short adit was driven before 1916; claim activity dates back to 1900 (Heiner and Porter, 1972).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012824
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM174

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1918, Lode mining and prospecting on Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662, p. 425-449.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mertie, 1918

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-MAR-00 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 12-MAR-00 Travis L. Hudson Hawley Resource Group