Unnamed (near the foot of Straightaway Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 63.1547
Longitude -151.4769
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the southwest side of Straightaway Glacier near its terminal moraine. It probably is in the E1/2 sec. 25, T. 20 S., R. 21 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The location was reported in claim records compiled by the U. S. Bureau of Mines (1973). The locality is number 62 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). The location is probably accurate within a radius of 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks near the terminus of Straightaway Glacier are probably rhyolite, conglomerate and other units that Reed (1961) proposed were interstratified with the Cretaceous or Tertiary Cantwell Formation. The rhyolite is probably Tertiary. Nothing is known of the geologic nature of this mineral occurrence, whose existence is inferred from a gold claim at this site (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-151.479155836609, 63.1541694534712)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A gold claim was staked at this site prior to 1973 (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The occurrence is in Denali National Park and Preserve.



U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).
Reporters C.C. Hawley
Last report date 12/18/2000