Dry Gulch

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 A-2
Latitude 62.118
Longitude -141.998
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on lower Dry Gulch at an elevation of approximately 3,800 feet. The prospect is near the center of the south boundary of section 18, T. 4 N., R. 19 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-54 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this as a placer gold prospect that was active as early as 1914. Most of the bedrock in Dry Gulch varies from clinopyroxene diorite to monzonite of the mid-Cretaceous, Chisana pluton (Richter, 1976). The site is near the northwest contact of this pluton with Cretaceous volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks, which in turn overlie Jurassic or Cretaceous siliciclastic rocks to the north (Richter and Jones, 1973; Richter, 1976).
Geologic map unit (-142.00012527511, 62.1176307498039)
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 placer prospecting probably took place along this creek.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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