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

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002049
MRDS ID A012898
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Hed & [and] Strand, NM070)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.31469, 64.79596 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is in a steep canyon that trends west and southwest into upper Lost Creek about 0.2 mile north of the confluence of Dahl Creek (not shown on the 1972 edition of the USGS topographic map) with Lost Creek. Dahl Creek is the location of the Hed & [and] Strand antimony mine (NM070). It is about 2.7 miles northwest of Mount Distin and in the western part of the claim block for the Bulk Gold prospect (NM071). It is locality 29 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]). This occurrence is probably located within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


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) -165.31469, 64.79596

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified this locality as an antimony occurence. Stibnite is probably present as is at least a small amount of gold. The occurrence is within the claim block of the Bulk Gold prospect (NM071). It appears to be in massive marble (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]; Bundtzen and others, 1994) and is probably adjacent to a strong, north-northeast-striking fault (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]).
  • Age = Probably mid-Cretaceous, similar to most low-sulfide gold deposits and simple antimony veins of the area.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface observation and sampling.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012898
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM067

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

    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 in marble, 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