Unnamed (on Holgate Arm)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BS
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-8
Latitude 59.849
Longitude -149.867
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Location and accuracy Holgate Arm is a northwest trending fjord of Aialik Bay. The occurrence is near the mouth of Holgate glacier in the NW1/4 of section 7, T. 4 S., R. 3 W., of the Seward Meridian. This is both Cobb and Holloway's (1980) and Tysdal's (1978) location 113, and MacKevett 's (1977) location 11. This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Eocene iron-stained dikes cut hornfelsed, Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group metasediments. One sample contained 0.3 ppm Au (Tysdal, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-149.869132103461, 59.8484310136064)
Mineral deposit model Insufficient information to classify.
Age of mineralization Eocene; auriferous dike is that age.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A single sample of iron-stained dike contained 0.3 ppm gold (Tysdal, 1978).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This occurrence is in Kenai Fjords National Park; the area is now closed to mineral entry.


MRDS Number A010594
Reporters Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)
Last report date 1/25/1999