Elephants Tail

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Cu
Ore minerals gold; native copper

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-7
Latitude 61.5178
Longitude -143.3609
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy An unpublished National Park Service map locates this prospect on an unnamed east tributary to the Lakina River. It is at an elevation of about 2,550 feet, 1,700 feet southeast of the center of section 14, T. 4 S., R. 11 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-161 and the latitude and longitude for this record were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold and copper prospect. Bedrock in the area is Mesozoic sedimentary rocks locally cut by Tertiary felsic intrusions (Winkler and MacKevett, 1981).
Geologic map unit (-143.362980579941, 61.5173522232383)
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 Undetermined

Additional comments

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