Hagemeister Strait (Asigyukpak Spit area)

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 C-5
Latitude 58.65
Longitude -161.42
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is the 10 miles of modern beach along the north shore of Hagemeister Strait, from the tip of Asigyukpak Spit (in the Hagemeister Island C-4 quadrangle) west to within about 2 miles of Pyrite Point. The map site is on the beach about 1/8 mile southeast of VABM Fifteen; it is approximately sample location 54 of Berryhill (1963). This occurrence is locality 18 of Cobb (1972 [MF 362]; 1980 [OF 80-909]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Berryhill (1963) collected 7 samples of beach deposits along this segment of the Hagemeister Strait shoreline; five of these samples contained trace amounts of flour gold in heavy-mineral concentrates. In 1937, gold in workable amounts was reported in some of the beach deposits northwest of Hagemeister Island and in the valley of the Slug River (Smith, 1939, p. 63 [B 910-A]).
Geologic map unit (-161.422209737351, 58.649214252083)
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 No workings are present.
Indication of production None