Slug River

Prospect, 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 58.71
Longitude -161.64
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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 setting

Geologic description

Somewhere 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.

Production and reserves

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]).