Mohawk (Banner Peak)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308003
Record type Site
Current site name Mohawk (Banner Peak)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.43667, 64.57118 (WGS84)
Relative position The Mohawk lode prospect is on the west flank of Banner Peak at an elevation of about 400 feet. The map location is at the southeast corner of section 34, T. 10 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian. The prospect is locality 10 of Hummel (1962 [MF 247]); the location is probably accurate to within 500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore


  • (Local) Sulfidization of schist.

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.43667, 64.57118

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock at the Mohawk prospect is mainly graphitic schist and graphitic quartzite (Bundtzen and others, 1994). Shallow pits expose schist containing disseminated pyrite, arsenopyrite, and possibly pyrrhotite.
  • Age = Mid-Cretaceous or younger; superimposed on schist metamorphosed during 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 = Shallow exploration pits at this prospect date from before 1920; reconnaissance work was done here in 1992 by Newmont Mining Company.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM231

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome C-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-247, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This report

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a).

Reporter information

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