Hagemeister Strait (west of Pyrite Point)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HG
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Latitude 58.6
Longitude -161.61
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the modern beach on the north shore of Hagemeister Strait, 2 miles west of Pyrite Point. It is sample locality 49 of Berryhill (1963) and locality 16 of Cobb (1972 [MF 362]; 1980 [OF 80-909]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Berryhill (1963, sample 49) collected an auger sample of beach sand from this locality that contained a trace amount of flour gold in the heavy-mineral concentrate. 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 (-161.61221058401, 58.5992117617783)
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