Unnamed (east flank of NorthTwin Mountain)

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307991
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (east flank of NorthTwin Mountain)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.46839, 64.67428 (WGS84)
Relative position This small placer mine is at an elevation of about 350 to 600 feet in the headwaters of an unnamed, east-trending drainage on the northeast flank of Twin Mountain. The site is 2,500 feet northeast of elevation 1140 on Twin Mountain and is located to within 500 feet. It is near the south end of the boundary between sections 27 and 28, T. 9 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian and downslope from the Lilly lode prospect (NM189).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.46839, 64.67428

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A small hillside placer gold mine was worked by hand methods in the head of a gulch to the east and south of the Lilly lode (NM189). The gulch contains locally derived quartz boulders. Although only low-grade material has been found at the Lilly and nearby prospects, these lodes likely contained some free gold that was the source of the hillside placer.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Small hand workings are present in this gulch below the Lilly prospect.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM190

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 = Alluvial placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

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