Unnamed (north of Kuskulana Pass)

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 C-8
Latitude 61.5753
Longitude -143.629
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Location and accuracy This prospect is near the head of the south tributary to Slatka Creek and north of Kuskulana Pass. It is at an elevation of 4,500 feet, 2,300 feet north of elevation 5075 and 500 feet northwest of the center of section 32, T. 3 S., R. 10 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 34 of MacKevett and others (1978); the location is accurate to within about 100 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

MacKevett and others (1978) identify this as a placer gold prospect. Bedrock in the area is Triassic limestone, and a gold-bearing skarn (MC057) is located about 1,500 feet to the southwest (MacKevett and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.631084785681, 61.5748450310752)
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 surface workings are probably present.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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