Wanberg and Boyer

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; gold
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-6
Latitude 57.65
Longitude -153.86
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is located on the northwest tip of the peninsula separating Zachar and Spiridon Bays, approximately 5 miles east of Uyak (Martin, 1913, locality 5; Berg and Cobb, 1967, figure 15, locality 9; Cobb, 1972, MF 460, locality 4, MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 4). Site location is accurate to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of a 7-inch thick quartz vein that strikes N 55 E, dips 65 southeast, and cuts Cretaceous metasedimentary rocks. The quartz carries some arsenopyrite. There is no information on possible gold content nor any additional information since Becker's 1897 original description.
Geologic map unit (-153.862297879228, 57.6492771660961)
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

Indication of production None