Unnamed (south of Beaver Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Hg
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 62.39231
Longitude -157.36796
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on a northeast-trending ridge about 1.2 mile south of Beaver Creek, a tributary of the George River. The occurrence is on hill 1815 in the NE1/4 NE1/4 section 35, T. 27 N., R. 44 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is a silicified breccia of unknown extent and orientation in sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). One grab sample of silicified breccia contained 50 parts per billion (ppb) gold and 1,400 ppb mercury (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-157.370347953893, 62.3916189662685)
Alteration of deposit Silicification of sandstone.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface samples were collected by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in 1984 (McGimsey and others, 1988).
Indication of production None