Peterson and Lamoreaux (Banner Peak)

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002004
MRDS ID A012849
Record type Site
Current site name Peterson and Lamoreaux (Banner Peak)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.4241, 64.57289 (WGS84)
Relative position These are two Peterson and Lamoreaux prospects, one at 650 feet elevation and one at 550 feet elevation, on Banner Peak. This is about the same as locality 13 of Hummel (1962 [MF 247]) and locality 50 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The map location is in the SW1/4 section 35, T. 10 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Antimony Primary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Stibnite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27
Model code 180
USGS model code 27d
Deposit model name Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.4241, 64.57289

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Banner Peak is underlain mainly by graphitic quartz schist (quartzite) faulted to the north against chlorite-rich metaturbidite schist and marble (Bundtzen and others, 1994). The Peterson and Lamoreaux quartz prospect is at an elevation of 650 feet in graphitic schist and within about 200 feet of the fault. Mertie (1918, p. 432) reported that the quartz body had a strike of N 45 E and a dip of 45 N, and was at least 8 feet thick, and irregularly bounded. The quartz is nearly white and not banded and contains sparsely disseminated galena. The Peterson and Lamoreaux antimony prospect is at an elevation of 550 feet, but its location is uncertain. It is in schist and reportedly produced 1,500 pounds of stibnite ore (Mertie, 1918, p. 439).
  • Age = Probably mid-Cretaceous; Mertie (1918 [B 662-I, p. 425-449]) thought the vein quartz could be old and possibly related to metamorphism; see NM207.

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 production information

  • Production Notes = About 1,500 pounds of antimony ore reportedly were produced from the Peterson and Lamoreaux antimony deposit (Mertie, 1918 [B 662-I, p. 425-449]).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Open cuts and shallow shafts were developed before 1916.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012849
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM230

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome C-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-247, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • 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

    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 = Mertie, 1918

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein (Cox and Singer, 1986, model 36a); simple Sb deposits? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).
Deposit Model Number = 36a, 27d?

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Travis L. Hudson Hawley Resource Group