Unnamed (south of Fireweed Mountain)

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 61.416
Longitude -143.1644
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Location and accuracy This prospect is on an unnamed creek south of Fireweed Mountain. It is at an elevation of about 2,050 feet, 1.7 miles north of the McCarthy road,and 1.7 miles south of elevation 4937. The site is in the NW1/4 of section 26, T. 5 S., R. 12 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-172 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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold prospect.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 make up the bedrock upstream on Fireweed Mountain (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-143.166470070076, 61.4155542081301)
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 None

Additional comments

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