Pirate's Pick

Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals sulfides (unspecified)
Gangue minerals carbonate; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 60.3782
Longitude -159.282
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Location and accuracy The Pirate's Pick prospect is about 4 miles north of the narrow channel between the two basins of Kisaralik Lake and about 0.4 mile west of peak 3864. It is about 0.3 mile west of the center of section 1, T. 2 N., R. 58 W., of the Seward Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold Crest Mines Inc. discovered the Pirate's Pick prospect in about 2007. The mineralization consists of a northwest-trending quartz-carbonate-sulfide-veined and brecciated zone exposed over an area about 350 meters long and 200 meters wide (Gold Crest Mines Inc., 2011 [summary]; Gold Crest Mines Inc., 2011 [geology]). The brecciated zone occurs along a fault zone. Eighteen rock chip samples from veins within the brecciated zone have an average of 1.95 grams of gold per tonne (Gold Crest Mines Inc., 2011 [gold]). The rocks in the area consist of Jurassic marine volcaniclastic sandstone, conglomerate, and argillite (Box and others, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-159.284255152228, 60.3774677164524)
Mineral deposit model Mineralized breccia with gold values.
Age of mineralization Jurassic or younger based on the age of the host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Discovered, mapped, and sampled by Gold Crest Mines Inc. in about 2007.
Indication of production None



Gold Crest Mines Inc., 2011, Pirate's Pick, generalized geology: http://www.Gold Crestminesinc.com/downloads/alaska/southern/PiratesPick_Geo_Map.pdf (as of Feb. 11, 2011).
Gold Crest Mines Inc., 2011, Pirate's Pick, gold in rocks and silts: http://www.Gold Crestminesinc.com/downloads/alaska/southern/PiratesPick_RockChip.pdf (as of Feb. 11, 2011).
Reporters D.J. Grybeck (Contractor, USGS)
Last report date 2/28/2011