Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 62.5739
Longitude -143.4886
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on the north side of the Nabesna road about 2,000 feet west of Caribou Creek. The site is 0.2 mile south of the center of section 11, T. 9 N., R. 10 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-3 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this prospect. Two claims for placer gold were once staked at this locality (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1994). The prospect is on the distal part of the alluvial fan of Caribou Creek (Richter and Schmoll, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-143.490751528288, 62.5735243141196)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some surface prospecting has probably occurred at this locality.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

The prospect is in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve.



U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1994, Mineral Information Location System Database: U.S Bureau of Mines Alaska Field Operations Center, Anchorage, Alaska.
Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 11/24/2002