Unnamed (on 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 61.2824
Longitude -142.183
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is on Canyon Creek. It is at an elevation of about 3,900 feet, in the NE1/4 of section 9, T. 7 S., R. 18 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-242 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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold occurrence. Bedrock in Canyon Creek is mostly Triassic Nikolai Greenstone (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-142.185033655795, 61.2819805780012)
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.

References