Sunshine Valley

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale GO
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 59.47
Longitude -159.09
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Sunshine Valley is at the north end of Lake Aleknagik. This placer occurrence is very approximately located, perhaps within a few miles, inasmuch as placer gold is only reported to be from streams that drain the southwest side of Sunshine Valley. For this record, the map site is at the mouth of an unnamed creek, where it enters Sunshine Valley, in the E1/2 of section 23, T 8 S, R 58 W, of the Seward Meridian. This occurrence was included by Hoare and Cobb (1977) under the name 'Sunshine Valley'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Mertie (1938, p. 88) reported a general area of lode mineralization and its relation to granitic stocks on the ridge southwest of Sunshine Valley (GO001), and noted that some placer gold had been found in the streams that drain eastward into Sunshine Valley from this ridge. This occurrence is arbitrarily located on the drainage that heads against the area of lode mineralization.
Geologic map unit (-159.092213072116, 59.4692522604539)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Reconnaissance geochemical sampling has been completed in the area.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This occurrence is within Wood-Tikchik State Park.