Quicksilver deposits of southwestern Alaska a description of the quicksilver mines and prospects, with special emphasis on the structural controls of ore deposition

@inproceedings{Sainsbury1965QuicksilverDO,
  title={Quicksilver deposits of southwestern Alaska a description of the quicksilver mines and prospects, with special emphasis on the structural controls of ore deposition},
  author={C. L. Sainsbury and E. M. MacKevett},
  year={1965}
}
  • C. L. Sainsbury, E. M. MacKevett
  • Published 1965
  • Geology
  • Quicksilver deposits have been found at widely separated localities throughout southwestern Alaska, an area of several thousand square miles. The deposits consist principally of fracture fillings in faults in brittle rocks of diverse types, including graywacke, shale, granite, dolomitized limestone, and altered dike rocks. Current production (1960) is principally from ore bodies in or near faulted and altered diabase dikes, but promising deposits are found in dolomitized limestone and in… CONTINUE READING