Christmas Mountain

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308020
Record type Site
Current site name Christmas Mountain

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.5615, 64.55979 (WGS84)
Relative position Christmas Mountain is a prominent, dome-shaped mountain about 11 miles east of the mouth of the Ungalik River. The exact location of prospecting at or near Christmas Mountain is not known; for this record, the site is plotted at the summit. This location is accurate within 5 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Primary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Stibnite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.5615, 64.55979

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Christmas Mountain is underlain by Tertiary diorite that intrudes Cretaceous sedimentary rocks. Cass (1959) also notes the presence of limestone on the north-facing ridge of Christmas Mountain. Several lode claims were staked on Christmas Mountain around 1900, when stibnite float was found on the mountain (Smith and Eakin, 1911).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Koyuk

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Several lode claims were staked on Christmas Mountain around 1900, when stibnite float was found on the mountain (Smith and Eakin, 1911).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NR007

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S. and Eakin, H.M., 1911, Mineral resources of Alaska 1910: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 480, 333 p..

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1916, Antimony deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 649, 67 p.

  • Deposit

    Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.

  • Deposit

    Cass, J.T., 1959, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Norton Bay quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-286, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Smith and Eakin, 1911

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-AUG-01 Cameron, C.E. Northern Associates Inc.