Bum Cat

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 58.0831
Longitude -134.0216
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Location and accuracy This placer prospect is at an elevation of about 150 feet about midway along the unnamed creek flowing from Taku Lake to Taku Harbor. It is in the NW1/4SE1/4 section 6, T. 44 S., R. 70 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1/4 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Bum Cat placer prospect is in gravel overlying black phyllite and felsic phyllite that have been intruded by Cretaceous diorite and metagabbro (Redman and others, 1989). The phyllites contain disseminated and stratiform pyrrhotite and pyrite. The placer was discovered in 1905. The U.S. Bureau of Mines collected a 0.1-cubic-yard pan-concentrate sample of the gravel that contained 89.0 ppm gold and 12.0 ppm silver (Redman and others, 1989).
Geologic map unit (-134.02334588627, 58.082770081676)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface samples.
Indication of production Undetermined



Reporters J.C. Barnett and L.D. Miller (Juneau, Alaska )
Last report date 12/15/2001