Togiak Bay

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 58.87
Longitude -160.8
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the modern beach along the west shore of Togiak Bay, 4 miles north of Tongue Point. It is locality 20 of Cobb (1972 [MF 362]; 1980 [OF 80-909]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Maddren (1915, p. 358) reported that one man was recovering gold with a rocker on the Togiak Bay beach during 1914. Berryhill (1963, sample 86) collected beach samples along the west side of Togiak Bay and reported flour gold in heavy-mineral concentrate from this locality. The beach is a thin veneer of sand below a 40-foot-high bluff of glaciofluvial gravels that are considered to be the source of the gold.
Geologic map unit (-160.802210968476, 58.8692235140226)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE; beach (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There are no workings at this locality, although Berryhill (1963) noted several old hand-dug trenches at Tongue Point.
Indication of production None