Unnamed (on south-flowing tributary of Moose Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 62.28914
Longitude -156.72739
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 1,150 feet in a unnamed creek that flows south from Granite Mountain. The occurrence is about 0.8 mile east-southeast of hill 2210 and about 0.3 mile northeast of the center of section 5, T. 25 N., R. 40 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Visible gold was found in a nonmagnetic, heavy mineral concentrate collected in an unnamed creek flowing south from Granite Mountain. The rocks in the vicinity are hornfels derived from the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group, and granitic rocks from the Cretaceous Granite Mountain pluton (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005).
Geologic map unit (-156.729769822459, 62.2884723356881)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Probably Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in the 1980s (Bennett and others, 1988).
Indication of production None