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 B-7
Latitude 61.4937
Longitude -143.4578
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on an unnamed west headwater tributary to the Lakina River. It is near the center of section 29, T. 4 S., R. 11 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-159 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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold prospect. Quaternary surficial deposits cover this area and bedrock is not exposed. Bedrock in nearby uplands is mostly Mesozoic sedimentary rocks locally intruded by Tertiary hypabyssal felsic rocks (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.45987952088, 61.4932486057884)
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.