|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||KD|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-6|
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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 descriptionAt 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|
|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 commentsThis site is located on land conveyed to the Koniag Corporation.
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Capps, S.R., 1937, Kodiak and adjacent islands, in Smith, P.S. and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investiagtions in 1935: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 880-C, p. 111-184, 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Kodiak quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-460, 1 map sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Afognak, Karluk, Kodiak, and Trinity Islands quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-860, 49 p.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Martin, G.C., 1913, Mineral deposits of Kodiak and the neighboring islands, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, 1912: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542, p. 125-136.
|Reporters||S.H. Pilcher (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||9/23/1998|