New Golden Zone

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 63.26
Longitude -149.83
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Location and accuracy The New Golden Zone placer gold prospect is on a north-flowing tributary to the West Fork Chulitna River, about 5.3 miles below the foot of West Fork Glacier. The map site is in the NW1/4 of sec. 22, T. 19 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location E-2 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The drainage basin of the West Fork Chulitna River locally contains auriferous lode deposits, but the specific source of the gold in the New Golden Zone placer deposit is unknown.
Geologic map unit (-149.832300565767, 63.2595248348392)
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 There are only surface workings.
Indication of production None