Unnamed (northeast of Canyon Creek)

Occurrence, 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-4
Latitude 61.3122
Longitude -142.1646
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the west valley wall of an unnamed north tributary to Canyon Creek. It is at an elevation of about 5,200 feet, about 2,600 feet north-northwest of the center of section 34, T. 6 S., R. 18 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 45 of MacKevett (1976); the location is accurate to within about 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of irregular altered zones in upper Paleozoic volcaniclastic rocks (MacKevett and Smith, 1968; MacKevett, 1976). A sample of the altered rock contained 5.2 parts per million gold.
Geologic map unit (-142.166637229366, 61.3117829496882)
Age of mineralization Upper Paleozoic or younger based on the age of the host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Limited surface sampling.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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