Elva Lake

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 C-1
Latitude 59.63
Longitude -159.15
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Location and accuracy Elva Lake is a small lake on the upland between Little Togiak Lake and Amakuk Arm of Lake Nerka. This occurrence is along the drainage that enters Elva Lake from the north. It is very approximately located, perhaps within miles. The map site is on Elva Creek about 0.6 mile northwest of Elva Lake, in the SE1/4 of section 28, T 6 S, R 58 W, of the Seward Meridian. It was included by Hoare and Cobb (1977) under the name 'Lake Elva'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Eakins (1968, p. 18) reported that placer gold was found in streams entering Lake Elva. This occurrence is arbitrarily located on the only stream entering from the north or upper end of Elva Lake. Bedrock in the area is Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Hoare and Coonrad, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-159.152220052736, 59.6292550328706)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

This occurrence is in Wood-Tikchik State Park.