Golden Fleece

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-6
Latitude 61.4822
Longitude -143.2408
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Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 2,150 feet on Fohlin Creek near the mouth of Bear Creek, in the NW1/4 of section 33, T. 4 S., R. 12 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-169 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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold prospect.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. Cretaceous siliciclastic sedimentary rocks intruded by Tertiary hypabyssal felsic plutons probably make up most of the unexposed bedrock in the area (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.242876785013, 61.4817543578565)
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.