Spring

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308667
Record type Site
Current site name Spring

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.1803, 64.78329 (WGS84)
Relative position The Spring antimony occurrence is in upper Rocky Mountain Creek, an east tributary to upper Nome River, at an elevation of 1,150 feet. It is locality 17 of Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) and included in locality 32 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The prospect is located within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.
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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
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.1803, 64.78329

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hummel (1962 [MF 248]) identified the Spring prospect as an antimony occurrence. The ore mineral is assumed to be stibnite, possibly with quartz and some gold values, that occurs in veins that cross-cut the metasedimentary rocks. The prospect is in,or stratigraphically above a massive marble intercalated in metasedimentary schist (Hummel,1962 [MF 248]).
  • Age = Probably mid-Cretaceous or younger if a vein occurrence.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A surface pit or trench may be present.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM078

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome D-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-248, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1975, Mineral deposits and occurrences, and associated altered rocks, in southwest Seward Peninsula, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-2, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hummel, 1962 (MF 248)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Antimony-bearing vein (?) in metasedimentary rocks.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L. Hawley Resource Group