A geochemical perspective of Red Mountain: an unmined volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in the Alaska Range

Open-File Report 2014-1037
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has investigated the environmental geochemistry of a group of unmined volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits in the Bonnifield mining district, Alaska Range, east-central Alaska. The spectacularly colored Red Mountain deposit is the best exposed of these and provides excellent baseline geochemical data for natural environmental impacts of acidic rock drainage, metal dissolution and transport, and acidic salt and metal precipitation from an exposed and undisturbed VMS deposit.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A geochemical perspective of Red Mountain: an unmined volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in the Alaska Range
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1037
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141037
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description Map: 48 inches x 37.88 inches
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Alaska Range;Red Mountain
Projection NAD 83
Scale 24000
Online Only (Y/N) Y