Cairn Mountain

Occurrences, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-7
Latitude 61.2016
Longitude -155.3043
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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 setting

Geologic description

Pan 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.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

References