Wanberg Gold Mine

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 57.457
Longitude -153.815
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Location and accuracy This site is on the beach near the workings of the Amok Gold Mining Company (ARDF No. KD001), and is located on the east side of Amook Bay in sec. 29, T. 31 S., R. 28 W., of the Seward Meridian. The Amok Gold Mine site is referenced by Martin 1913, locality 7; Berg and Cobb, 1967, figure 15, locality 12; Cobb, 1972, MF 460, locality 2; McGee, 1972, locality 9; and MacKevett and Holloway 1977, locality 2. Site location is accurate to within a few hundred feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

At this site an auriferous quartz vein crops out on the beach near the Amok Gold Mine workings. A Mr. Wanberg is said to have mined some $8,000 worth of gold over a 3 or 4 year period.
Geologic map unit (-153.817305964325, 57.4562708960178)
Mineral deposit model Chugach-type low-sulfide gold-quartz vein (Bliss, 1992; model 36a.1), turbidite-hosted gold vein.
Mineral deposit model number 36a.1
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration This vein was mined prior to 1912 and was said to have produced $8,000 (approximately 400 ounces) in gold over a 3 or 4 year period. Milling was done by an arrastre.
Indication of production Yes; small

Additional comments

This site is located on land conveyed to the Koniag Corporation.