Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 58.9341
Longitude -155.0204
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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 setting

Geologic description

Gold 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.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None