Noxapaga River

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 65.55
Longitude -164.11
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Location and accuracy Noxapaga River is a major north tributary to the Kuzitrin River in the west-central part of the Bendeleben quadrangle. This locality is described by Hopkins (1963) as being a few hundred yards upstream of the mouth of Goose Creek (BN020). It is locality 53 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429)); it is misplotted by Cobb (1972; MF 417).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hopkins (1963) states that a small patch of Kougarok gravel (Pliocene-Pleistocene) has been prospected and found to be sparsely auriferous here. Although Kougarok gravel has been shown to carry small amounts of gold elsewhere (Sainsbury and others, 1969; Sainsbury, 1975), significant gold placers have not been identified within it.
Geologic map unit (-164.112676102281, 65.5492799875983)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Pliocene-Pleistocene; the age of Kougarok gravel.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration No mine workings are present; perhaps a few test pits have been dug.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A012688
Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 3/15/1999