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 63.28
Longitude -149.76
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Location and accuracy The Kathleen gold placer prospect is on Ruby Creek, a south-flowing tributary to West Fork Chulitna River, about 7 miles below the foot of West Fork Glacier. The map site is just below the center of sec. 12, T. 19 S., R 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The placer gold in Ruby Creek occurs for a distance of about 2 miles upstream from the mouth. This is location E-3 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The drainage basin of the West Fork Chulitna River locally contains auriferous lodes, but the specific source of the gold in the Kathleen placer deposit is unknown.
Geologic map unit (-149.762298402452, 63.2795259340195)
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 Surface exploration.
Indication of production None