Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Red Mountain Occurrence, Salmon River - Red Mountain District, Goodnews Bay, Bethel Borough, Alaska, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 58° 57' 0'' North , 161° 46' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 58.95, -161.769722222

Location: This occurrence is in a small drainage on the lower west flank of Red Mountain. It is 1/4 mile east of the beach and 1 1/4 mile west of the summit of Red Mountain. It is locality 5 of Cobb (1972 [MF 362]; 1980 [OF 80-909]).
Geology: Berryhill (1963, sample locality 47) collected a shovel sample of surface materials at this location and determined that the heavy mineral concentrates contained small amounts of chromite (1 to 10 percent) and traces of Pt and Au. Both hornblende and olivine were reported to be present in amounts exceeding 10 percent. This occurrence is in a small drainage on the lower west flank of Red Mountain, a composite ultramafic pluton containing abundant dunite. The surface materials at this site are apparently derived directly from erosion of the Red Mountain pluton.
Workings: No workings are present.
Age: Holocene.

Commodities (Major) - Cr; (Minor) - Au, Pt
Development Status: None
Deposit Model: Placer PGE-Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39b)

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.


Berryhill, R.V., 1963, Reconnaissance of beach sands, Bristol Bay, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 6214, 48 p. Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Hagemeister Island quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-362, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Cobb, E.H., 1980, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in fifteen quadrangles in southwestern and west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-909, 103 p.

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2020, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: April 1, 2020 06:51:33 Page generated: December 4, 2016 07:29:02
Go to top of page