|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HG|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-5|
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|Location and accuracy||This prospect, or area of prospects, is very approximately located, probably with an accuracy of several miles. Slug River is on Cape Newenham Peninsula and flows southwest to Nanvak Bay. Somewhere along its approximately 16-mile length, some placer gold was recovered in 1937 (Smith, 1939 [B 910-A; B 917-A]). For this record, the map site is in the upper river valley where several headwater tributaries come together. It is in the NE1/4 of section 15, T 17 S, R 75 W, of the Seward Meridan. Cobb (1980 [OF 80-909]) included this location under the name, 'Slug R.'.|
Geologic descriptionSomewhere in Slug River valley, a few hundred dollars worth (a few tens of ounces) of placer gold were recovered in 1937 (Smith, 1939 [B 910-A; B 917-A]).
|Geologic map unit||(-161.642213485576, 58.7092132274413)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Hand mining probably took place in a few places along Slug River gravel bars.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||A few hundred dollars worth (a few tens of ounces at the most) of gold were reported to have been recovered (Smith, 1939 [B 910-A; B 917-A]).|
Cobb, E.H., 1980, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in fifteen quadrangles in southwestern and west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-909, 103 p.
Smith, P.S., 1939, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1937: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 910-A, p. 1-113.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||3/18/2001|