|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||KR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|Location and accuracy||This site is located on a small easterly drainage at the east end of Cape Kubugakli (Berg and Cobb, 1967, figure 4, locality 16; Cobb, 1972, MF 459, locality 3; Cobb, 1973, Bulletin 1374, figure 4, locality 15; MacKevette and Holloway, 1977, locality 3; Church and others, 1989, MF 1539 I, locality 10). Location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold occurs along a small drainage in a sinuous strip 8-10 feet wide (Smith, 1925). Bedrock is about 2 feet below a covering of gravel and large boulders. The source of the gold is apparently from gold-sulfide bearing quartz stringers in the area (see Cape Kubugaki Lode, ARDF No. KR002). The best pay was found just downstream from outcropping quartz stringers. Total production between 1915 and 1925 is estimated at 160 ounces.
|Geologic map unit||(-155.082101383171, 57.8792998857204)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary|
|Workings or exploration||From 1915 to 1925 a small amount of gold was recovered each year. The total amount produced was approximately 160 ounces (Smith, 1925). No production has been reported since that time.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Total estimated production was 160 ounces of gold from 1915 to 1925. Additional later production has not been reported.|
Additional commentsSite is located in Katmai National Park.
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Karluk quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-459, 1 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.
|Reporters||S.H. Pilcher (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||8/18/1998|