Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 55.14
Longitude -130.54
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Location and accuracy The approximate location of this gold placer claim, known only from U. S. Bureau of Mines (1977) claim records, apparently is at an elevation of about 400 feet, about 0.2 mile south of the mouth of Red River. The site is in section 5, T. 78 S., R. 99 E., of the Copper River Meridian. It corresponds to loc. 107 in Elliott and others (1978). The location probably is accurate within about 0.3 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the general area of this prospect include Tertiary or Cretaceous foliated granodiorite and quartz diorite of the Coast Range batholith, and pelitic paragneiss that forms roof pendants and screens in the batholith (Berg and others, 1988). The paragneiss represents marine sedimentary strata that were regionally metamorphosed to amphibolite grade in Cretaceous or Tertiary time. The premetamorphic age of the paragneiss is uncertain, but they probably are mainly Paleozoic and may be as old as Precambrian (Berg and others, 1988, p. 26; Gehrels and others, 1990; Crawford and others, 2000).
According to U.S. Bureau of Mines claim records (1977), this prospect, which appears to be in an area underlain chiefly by granodiorite and paragneiss, was staked as a gold placer claim. No other information about it has been made public.
Geologic map unit (-130.541687641349, 55.1396674028537)
Mineral deposit model Alluvial gold placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

The site is in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness.