Kiagna River

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 60.9568
Longitude -142.3341
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Location and accuracy Placer gold prospects occur along the upper part of Kiagna River. The location arbitrarily chosen to represent these prospects is on the river at the mouth of Martin Creek, a west tributary. The location is probably only accurate to within several miles. Cobb (1972 [MF 373]; 1979 [OF 79-1246]) included information about these prospects under the name 'Kiagna River.'

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Moffit (1916, 1918) reported that placer gold was known along upper parts of Kiagna River since about 1904. A small stampede to the area occurred in 1914, but little gold was probably produced. Valley glaciers have occupied the Kiagna River drainage. Bedrock in the area mostly consists of Paleozoic and Mesozoic metasedimentary and plutonic rocks (Hudson and Plafker, 1982).
Geologic map unit (-142.33609847176, 60.9563611124368)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small-scale prospecting, probably by shovel and pan, has occurred in the area.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

This area is within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.