|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||LH|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-7|
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|Location and accuracy||Several occurrences of placer gold are present in a several-square-mile area along the northern flanks of the Cairn Mountain upland (Eppinger, 1993). The map site is at an elevation of 1,300 feet on one of the drainages flowing north from these uplands in the NW1/4 section 24, T 13 N, R 34 W, of the Seward Meridian. The map site is chosen to represent the general area of gold occurrences.|
Geologic descriptionPan concentrates from several drainages in this area contain detrital gold (Eppinger, 1993). Most of the gold is well-rounded and flat. Bedrock in the area is dominantly Cretaceous clastic sedimentary rocks (Eppinger, 1993).
|Geologic map unit||(-155.306586058403, 61.2009177258372)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986, model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Indication of production||None|
Eppinger, R.G., 1993, Gold and cinnabar in heavy-mineral concentrates from stream-sediment samples collected from the western half of the Lime Hills 1 degree x 3 degree quadrangle, Alaska, in Dusel-Bacon, Cynthia, and Till, A.B., eds., Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2068, p. 91-100.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson and Madelyn A. Millholland|
|Last report date||6/10/2001|