Rex Bench

Mine, 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-6
Latitude 61.5241
Longitude -143.2425
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy An unpublished National Park Service map locates this mine on an unnamed east tributary to Fohlin Creek. The site is at an elevation of about 2,800 feet, 6,800 feet southwest of elevation 6110 and 500 feet north of the center of section 15, T. 4 S., R. 12 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-166.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold mine. Bedrock in the area is mostly Mesozoic sedimentary rocks (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.244580246844, 61.5236558102616)
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 Apparently at least some workings.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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

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