Horse Shoe Mine #2

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-4
Latitude 61.1923
Longitude -142.2324
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer gold prospect is at an elevation of about 2,600 feet on an unnamed west tributary to Canyon Creek. The headwater source of this tributary is Big Bend Lakes. The site is near the boundary between sections 7 and 8, T. 8 S., R. 18 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-243 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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this locality as a placer gold prospect.
Geologic map unit (-142.234423911408, 61.1918749186187)
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 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