Lower Ptarmigan Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 61.9566
Longitude -141.0375
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer prospect is on lower Ptarmigan Creek about 0.8 mile upstream of its mouth. The site is in the NE1/4 of section 17, T. 2 N., R. 24 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 186 of MacKevett (1976) and National Park Service locality WRST-248 (unpublished data). It is probably accurate to within 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

MacKevett (1976) identifies this location as a placer gold prospect, and National Park Service unpublished data indicate that hydraulic mining has taken place here.
Geologic map unit (-141.039613952011, 61.9562711899114)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some small-scale placer workings are probably present.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

The locality is in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve.