Monahan Creek

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 A-7
Latitude 61.0801
Longitude -143.3223
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Location and accuracy This prospect is located on Monahan Creek. The site is at an elevation of 3,050 feet near the south boundary of section 17, T. 9 S., R. 12 E. of the Copper River Meridian. It is approximately located, perhaps within a few miles. This is National Park Service locality WRST-197 (unpublished data) and the latitude and longitude for this record were provided by the National Park Service.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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a gold prospect. Both placer and lode gold deposits are known in the area (for example MC193 and MC195). These lode deposits are gold-bearing quartz veins in metaflysch of the Cretaceous Valdez Group.
Geologic map unit (-143.32434132685, 61.0796440185413)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au or low-sulfide Au-quartz vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; models 39a and 36a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a or 36a
Age of mineralization Quaternary or Early Tertiary based on the age of placer and lode gold deposits in the area.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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


Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology, Inc.)
Last report date 1/12/2003