Unnamed (on hill 1231)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307939
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on hill 1231)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.1935, 64.78369 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is on the west side of hill 1231 at an elevation of about 1,300 feet; it is on the east side of the upper Nome River valley between Christian and Rocky Mountain Creeks. It is locality 23 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Tungsten Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Scheelite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.1935, 64.78369

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified this locality as a tungsten occurrence. The ore mineral is assumed to be scheelite, probably with quartz, in veins that cross-cut the metasedimentary rocks. It is one of several scheelite occurrences in the Christian Creek, Rocky Mountain Creek, and Nelson Gulch area on the east side of Nome River. This occurrence is apparently in metasedimentary schist near a contact with intercalated marble (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]).
  • Age = Probably mid-Cretaceous or younger if a vein occurrence.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A surface pit or trench may be present.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM079

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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hummel, 1962 (MF 248)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Scheelite-bearing quartz vein (?) in metasedimentary rocks.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L. Hawley Resource Group