Unnamed (south of Taylor Mountains)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308363
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (south of Taylor Mountains)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.38277, 60.85937 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is reported to be about 1 mile south of the upper Taylor Creek airstrip (T.K. Bundtzen, personal commun., 1992). For this record, the map site is at an elevation of 1,400 feet in the NE1/4 of section 23, T 9 N, R 46 W, of the Seward Meridian. It is very approximately located, perhaps within a mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Mercury Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Cinnabar Ore
Gold Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue
Tourmaline Gangue


  • (Local) Quartz-tourmaline veining is present.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.38277, 60.85937

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = T. K. Bundzten (personal commun., 1992) reports that disseminated arsenopyrite, cinnabar, pyrite, and minor gold are in hypabyssal rhyolite about 1 mile south of the Taylor Creek airstrip. Sparse sulfides are also in quartz-tourmaline veinlets that cut the rhyolite. Cady and others (1955, p. 71, plate 1) noted east-west-trending rhyolite dikes or sills on the ridges just west of lower Forks Creek, about about 2.5 miles east-northeast of this occurrence. The felsic hypabyssal rocks intrude mid-Cretaceous clastic sedimentary rocks of the Kuskokwim Group.
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or Early Tertiary, the age of felsic plutons in southwest Alaska that intrude the mid-Cretaceous clastic sedimentary rocks of the Kuskokwim Group.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Mining district

District name Aniak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some surface examination and sampling has occurred but the nature of any additional work is not known.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TA019

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cady, W.M., Wallace, R.E., Hoare, J.M., and Webber, E.J., 1955, The central Kuskokwim region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 268, 132 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cady and others, 1955

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Sulfide-bearing veins in or near felsic hypabyssal intrusive rocks

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-DEC-00 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology