Ammiline

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Mercury, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002497
MRDS ID A013436
Record type Site
Current site name Ammiline

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.35092, 61.80133 (WGS84)
Relative position 0.45 miles (0.7 km) NE of Parks; 3 miles (4.8 km) NW of Red Devil on east side of Parks Creek; accurate to within 0.25 mile (0.4 km).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mercury Primary
Antimony Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Stibnite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 178
USGS model code 27b
BC deposit profile E01
Deposit model name Almaden Hg

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.35092, 61.80133

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Quartz-stibnite-cinnabar veins fill fractures in hypabyssal rhyolite that intrudes sedimentary rocks of the Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Aniak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Nature of workings unknown

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013436
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SM022

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cady, W.M., Wallace, R.E., Hoare, J.M., and Webber, E.J., 1955, The central Kuskokwim region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 268, 132 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Sleetmute quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-368, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Dillingham, Sleetmute, and Taylor Mountain quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-606, 92 p.

  • Deposit

    Sainsbury, C.L. and MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1965, Quicksilver deposits of southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1187, 89 p.

  • Deposit

    Rytuba, J.J., 1986, Descriptive model of Almaden Hg, in Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., eds. Mineral Deposit Models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, p. 180.

  • Deposit

    Miller, M.L., Belkin, H.E., Blodgett, R.B., Bundtzen, T.K., Cady, J.W., Goldfarb, R.J., Gray, J.E., McGimsey, R.G., and Simpson, S.L., 1989, Pre-field study and mineral resource assessment of the Sleetmute quadrangle, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-363, 115 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Dillingham, Sleetmute, and Taylor Mountains quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-606, 92 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cady and others, 1955, p. 70, 111

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Epithermal vein, cinnabar
Deposit Other Comments = Little information available on prospect.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 02-JUN-1994 Huber, D.F. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 02-JUN-1994 Niles, L.P. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 02-JUN-1994 Miller, M.L. U.S. Geological Survey