|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||KN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The occurrence is about two miles north of the head of Skilak Lake, on the north bank of the Kenai River in the SE1/4 of section 4, T. 4 N., R. 5 W., of the Seward Meridian. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-377) location 2 and is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.|
Geologic descriptionThe bedrock is the Cretaceous Valdez Group metasediments (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977). Small quantities of gold have been recovered from the upper part of glacial-fluvial gravel benches along the banks of the Kenai River (Martin and others, 1915). Gold from the Kenai River valley is very fine, light, and flaky, and has a value of about $17.58 per ounce (with gold at $20.67 per ounce) (Martin and others, 1915, p. 199).
|Geologic map unit||(-150.147146400859, 60.4604143990988)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Some placer mining was done at turn of century; and the river was dredged between 1903 and 1915.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Additional commentsThis site is within a wilderness area and is now closed to mineral entry.
|Reporters||Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||2/25/1999|