Chicken Mountain

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002610
MRDS ID A015047
Record type Site
Current site name Chicken Mountain

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.98292, 62.37939 (WGS84)
Relative position Chicken Mtn., 4 miles N of Bonanza Creek
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Primary
Mercury Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Gold Ore
Stibnite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.98292, 62.37939

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Enechelon quartz veins in monzonite contain stibnite, cinnabar, and gold. Drilling shows chalcopyrite-molybdenite mineralization at depth.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name Iditarod

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Extensive trenching and drilling in late 1980's.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface sampling and drilling

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015047
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF ID109

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BUNDTZEN, T.K., MILLER, M.L., LAIRD, G.M., AND BULL, K.F., 1992, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IDITAROD MINING DISTRICT, IDITAROD B-4 AND EASTERN B-5 QUADRANGLES, SOUTHWESTERN ALASKA: ALASKA DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS PROFESSIONAL REPORT 97, 46 P., 2 SHEET, SCALE 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-363 (B-4), LOC. 4.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 649, P. 49.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-363-4

  • Deposit

    Bundtzen, T.K., Miller, M.L., Laird, G.M., and Bull, K.F., 1992, Geology and mineral resources of Iditarod mining district, Iditarod B-4 and eastern B-5 quadrangles, southwestern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 97, 46 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Bundtzen and others, 1992

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Epithermal vein
Deposit Other Comments = Sampling by USBM (Maloney, 1962) of 'upper Chicken Creek' is approximately same area as this prospect.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 25-MAY-1994 Powers, M.T. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 25-MAY-1994 Huber, D.F. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 25-MAY-1994 Miller, M.L. U.S. Geological Survey