Telida Mountain

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Tin, Silver, Beryllium, Cadmium, Lead, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307788
Record type Site
Current site name Telida Mountain

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.18294, 63.51952 (WGS84)
Relative position The Telida Mountain occurrence is situated on a steep, south facing spur of a northwest-trending ridgeline of the Telida Mountains at an elevation of 1,750 feet (533 m) in Section 1, T. 23 S., R. 29 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. The location is imprecise and only known to within about one mile (1.6 km).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Tin Primary
Silver Secondary
Beryllium Secondary
Cadmium Secondary
Lead Secondary
Tungsten Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 77
USGS model code 20b
Deposit model name Sn-polymetallic vein

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.18294, 63.51952

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Float that contained disseminated cassiterite was detected in granitic rocks of the Telida Mountains Pluton during reconnaissance exploration work by ASA Inc. The exploration was following up several anomalous areas recommended by the U.S. Geological Survey (Patton and Moll, 1983). The U.S. Geological Survy found anomalous tin, tungsten, berlylium, cadmium, and silver in stream sediment and pan concentrate samples in the area (King and others, 1983).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name McGrath

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The U.S. Geological Survey found anomalous tin, tungsten, berylium cadmium, and silver in both stream sediment and pan concentrate samples of the general occurrence area Grades of the mineralized float are not available.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MD039

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    King, H.D., Tripp, R.B., O'Leary, R.M., and Cooley, E.F., 1983, Distribution and abundance of copper, lead, and zinc in nonmagnetic and moderately magnetic heavy-mineral- concentrate, minus-80-mesh stream-sediment, and ash of aquatic-bryophyte samples, Medfra quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-811-I, 6 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Patton, W.W., Jr., and Moll, E.J., 1983, Mineral resource assessment map of the Medfra quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-811-G, 3 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    DiMarchi, J.J., Weglarz, T.B., Freeman, L.K., Nicholson, L.C., and Barker, J.C., 1992, Annual Report for 1992--Doyon Option Lands, Block 10: ASA Inc. Report, 121 pages (Report held by Doyon Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska.)

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Patton and Moll, 1983

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Tin-Polymetallic Veins (?) (Cox and Singer, 1986; model no. 20b)
Deposit Other Comments = See Win (MD060), Won - North (MD021), Won - South (MD024), and Gemini (MD023) prospects. The Telida Mountain occurrence is on lands conveyed to Doyon Ltd. For further information, contact Doyon Ltd at 210 1st Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 03-JUN-98 Bundtzen, T.K. Pacific Rim Geological Consulting