Gold Queen

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag; Cu
Ore minerals gold; native copper; native silver

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 61.3286
Longitude -142.5094
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on Sheep Gulch, a small north tributary to Rex Creek. It is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet in the SE1/4 of section 22, T. 6 S., R. 16 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-217 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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold, silver, and copper prospect. Bedrock in this area is Cretaceous siliciclastic sedimentary rocks that are locally intruded by felsic hypabyssal dikes (MacKevett, 1974).
Geologic map unit (-142.511447522895, 61.3281689498081)
Mineral deposit model Placer Cu-Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some surface pits or trenches may be present.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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

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