Cape Kubugakli Placer

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Mo; Pb; Sb
Ore minerals galena; gold; molybdenite; stibnite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 57.88
Longitude -155.08
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 setting

Geologic description

Placer 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

Production and reserves

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 comments

Site is located in Katmai National Park.