Unnamed (tributary to the Kanuti River)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BT
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 66.2108
Longitude -151.091
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Location and accuracy This placer occurrence is on an unnamed, north-flowing tributary to the Kanuti River about 0.5 mile upstream from its mouth. The creek is is about 6.2 miles north-northeast of the north end of Tokusatatquaten Lake in the SW1/4 section 14, T. 16 N., R. 17 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Two very fine gold flakes were noted in eight panned samples collected from this unnamed creek. The panned samples contain 2,119 ppb gold and 252 ppm chromium (Kurtak and others, 2002). The rocks in the area are chlorite schist and interbedded metagraywacke cut by quartz veinlets (Patton and Miller, 1973). Upstream, the creek passes over the contact of the Sithylemenkat Pluton. No other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-151.093635105342, 66.2103236031258)
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 Placer claims were located in the 1960s and 1970s.
Indication of production None

References

Reporters J.M. Britton (Anchorage)
Last report date 8/1/2002