Unnamed (on Lakina River)

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 61.451
Longitude -143.2492
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect(?) is on the Lakina River at an elevation of about 1,800 feet; it is in the west-central part of section 10, T. 5 S., R. 12 E. of the Copper River Meridian. It is identified as locality WRST-239 on an unpublished National Park Service map but the accompanying data are for a copper occurrence on Nugget Creek in the McCarthy C-8 quadrangle. It is assumed that this is a valid mineral location and that it is probably a placer gold prospect.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This area is identified as locality WRST-239 on an unpublished National Park Service map but the accompanying data are for a copper occurrence on Nugget Creek in the McCarthy C-8 quadrangle. It is assumed that this is a valid mineral location and that it is probably a placer gold prospect. Quaternary surficial deposits cover this area and bedrock is not exposed. The rocks under the nearby uplands are mainly metamorphic rocks and Cretaceous siliciclastic sedimentary rocks, intruded by Tertiary hypabyssal felsic plutons (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.25127418369, 61.450553288029)
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.

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