Wilson Point

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 60.66
Longitude -145.67
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the north shore of Nelson Bay, about 1000 feet northeast of VABM Bluff. It is in the W1/2 sec. 13, T. 14 S., R. 3 W., of the Copper River Meridian. Site location accurate to within 0.5 mile. Site corresponds to loc. 24 in Cobb (1972: MF-392). It also corresponds to loc. C-28 in Jansons and others (1984), but their plotted position of the site is in error.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Wilson Point prospect is in graywacke and slate of the Tertiary Orca Group (Nelson and others, 1985). Schrader (1900) reported numerous quartz stringers having assay values of 1.25 oz. Au/ton and 3 oz. Ag/ton. Jansons and others (1984) report a four-foot-wide, 20-foot-long quartz-cemented graywacke breccia. Analyses of their samples showed <0.03 ppm to 0.05 ppm Au and <0.1 ppm Ag. However, their site location does not agree with that of earlier reports.
Geologic map unit (-145.67194812887, 60.6594507729698)
Mineral deposit model Chugach-type low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Bliss, 1992; Goldfarb and others, 1986)
Age of mineralization Tertiary based on the age of the mineralizing event (Goldfarb and others, 1992).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Minor surface sampling (Schrader, 1900). Analyses of recent samples showed <0.03 ppm to 0.05 ppm Au and <0.1 ppm Ag (Jansons and others, 1984).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Chugach Alaska Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska has control of these lands.


MRDS Number A010437


Goldfarb, R.J., Leach, D.L., Miller, M.L., and Pickthorn, W.J., 1986, Geology, metamorphic setting, and genetic constraints of epigenetic lode-gold mineralization within the Cretaceous Valdez Group, south-central Alaska, in Keppie, J.D., Boyle, R.W., and Haynes, S.J., eds., Turbidite-hosted gold deposits: Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 32, p. 87-105.
Reporters S.W. Nelson, Anchorage, AK
Last report date 6/10/2000