Chulitna West

Occurrences, 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 63.25
Longitude -149.7
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Location and accuracy The West Fork Chulitna River contains occurrences of placer gold that extend about 2 miles upstream from the map site, which is the NW1/4 of sec. 20, T. 21 S., R. 11 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location E-4 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90). The location is accurate to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The West Fork Chulitna River drains a catchment basin containing porphyry, skarn, and vein deposits, all having significant gold content. These deposits probably are the sources of the placer gold in the West Fork Chulitna River.
Geologic map unit (-149.702296088652, 63.2495263947184)
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