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 62.5886
Longitude -143.3721
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on the ridge west of upper Rock Creek. It is at an elevation of about 4,600 feet, 1,700 feet east of hill 4905 and 1,000 feet west of Rock Creek, about 0.5 mile east of the center of section 5, t. 9 N., R. 11 E. This is National Park Service locality WRST-4 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this prospect.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 gold were once staked at this locality (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1994). The prospect is near high-angle faults that cut upper Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks and a small area of limestone (Richter and Schmoll, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-143.374245570923, 62.5882319351603)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some surface prospecting has probably occurred at this locality.
Indication of production None

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