|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MK|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
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|Location and accuracy||The Nix placer gold occurrence is at the head of American Creek, about a mile southwest of Oakley Peak which is south of Kulik Lake. The site is at an elevation of about 2,800 feet, in the center of sec. 30, T. 14 S., R. 34 W., of the Seward Meridian. This is location 2 of MacKevett and Holoway (1977). The location is accurate within one-quarter mile.|
Geologic descriptionGold occurs in stream placers at the contact of the Lower Jurassic Talkeetna Formation which consists mainly of volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks, and Tertiary granodiorite (Riehle and others, 1993).
|Geologic map unit||(-155.022490862252, 58.9334046471909)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Indication of production||None|
Church, S.E., Riehle, J.R, Magoon, L.B., and Campbell, D.L., 1992, Mineral and energy resource assessment maps of the Mount Katmai, Naknek, and western Afognak quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 2021-F, 22 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1980, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in fifteen quadrangles in southwestern and west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-909, 103 p.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
|Reporters||F.H. Wilson, S.E. Church, and D.P. Bickerstaff (U.S. Geological Survey)|
|Last report date||8/31/2005|