Golden Gate Falls

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 60.5
Longitude -160.17
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer prospect is just below Golden Gate Falls on the Kisaralik River. Golden Gate Falls is a narrow stretch of rapids where Kisaralik River flows across basalt at the north end of Greenstone Ridge. This is locality 2 of Cobb (1972 [MF 455]) and of Hoare and Cobb (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Recovery of fine gold from flood plain alluvium has been attempted below Golden Gate Falls (Hoare and Cobb, 1977, p. 16). Golden Gate Falls is a narrow stretch of rapids where Kisaralik River flows across basalt at the north end of Greenstone Ridge (Box and others, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-160.172268936198, 60.4992587145564)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

References

MRDS Number A013385
Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/24/2001