Unnamed (west of Chekok)

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals gold; silver

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale IL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 59.8084
Longitude -154.3639
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer occurrence is about 1.5 miles west of the village of Chekok, apparently on a distributary of Canyon Creek. The site is in the NW1/4 section 25, T. 4 S., R. 30 W., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate within 0.5 mile. The occurrence is locality 35 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This placer gold occurrence is on an unnamed distributary of Canyon Creek, which drains the north and west flanks of Knutson Mountain. The site was covered by placer gold claims, but little is known of the occurrence (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973). The bedrocks in the stream drainage comprise Tertiary and Jurassic volcanic rocks and Mesozoic plutonic rocks (Detterman and Reed, 1980). The nearest known lode deposit is the Knutson (IL011) which is about 3.5 miles northeast of the placer claims.
Geologic map unit (-154.366071646137, 59.8077278528542)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Exploration probably limited to surface sampling; no known mining.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Lode claims of unknown mineral type were also reported in the area (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977).

References

References

Reporters C.C. Hawley, Hawley Resource Group, Anchorage, Alaska
Last report date 6/3/2003