Sandy Cove

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FP
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 54.967
Longitude -162.75
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Location and accuracy Approximate location is west of Walrus Peak and northeast of Sandy Cove. Anomaly no. 52 of Christie (1974) and no. 9 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977, p. 11).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Christie (1974) briefly examined an irregular oval 10,000 by 5,000 ft (3 by 1.5 km) color anomaly developed within volcanic rocks. Pyrite is disseminated throughout volcanic rocks, some of which are bleached. Volcanic rocks include andesite and basalt, some of which are fragmental. No intrusive rocks were seen in outcrop; description suggests some may have been seen in float. Reported quartz float may indicate veining; however, float was only seen north of creek and was not seen farther upstream.
Geologic map unit (-162.752004974727, 54.9661223349982)
Mineral deposit model Epithermal gold vein
Mineral deposit model number 25
Age of mineralization Miocene or younger
Alteration of deposit Not described.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Brief reconnaissance geologic mapping and collection of a few silt samples. Occurrence apparently has not adequately examined for epithermal gold vein potential.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A106112


Christie, J.S., 1974, Aleut-Quintana-Duval 1974 joint venture, final report: Unpublished Quintana Minerals Corporation report, 24 p., 3 appendices, 2 maps. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)
Reporters G.D. DuBois; F.H. Wilson
Last report date 5/6/1994