Unnamed (west side of Twin Mountain Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Silver, Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307990
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west side of Twin Mountain Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.50289, 64.67058 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 1,000 feet on the west slope of Twin Mountains Creek valley, due west of the central part of Twin Mountain Creek. The prospect is in the NW1/4NW 1/4 section 33, T. 9 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian. The vein at this prospect extends westward into the Nome C-2 quadrangle. The location is accurate within about a half mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.50289, 64.67058

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect is on a simple quartz vein, as much as 3 feet thick and 600 feet long, that strikes northwest and dips steeply. It cuts across the schistosity of the host micaceous calc-schist. The vein contains as much as several percent of stibnite and galena. It is within a major geochemical soil anomaly characterized by gold, arsenic, and lead, that extends from the Rodine prospect (NM165) to Bangor Creek north of the Twin Mountain prospect (NM186).
  • Age = Mid-Cretaceous or younger; vein crosscuts rocks regionally metamorphosed in the mid-Cretaceous.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The vein can be traced in outcrop or by float for a distance of about 600 feet.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM187

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hawley, C.C., and Hudson, T.L., 2002, Alaska Resource Data File, Nome quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-113, 735 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This report

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Simple Sb deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L. Hawley Resource Group