Unnamed (on Chathenda Creek)

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 62.0605
Longitude -141.9742
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on Chathenda Creek about 2,000 feet downstream from the mouth of Rhyolite Creek. The prospect is at about the center of the north side of section 8, T. 3 N., R. 19 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This locality was identified as locality WRST-69 on an unpublished National Park Service map but the accompanying database contained information for Gold Run Creek (NB077) instead of Chathenda Creek. The prospect is assumed to be a valid locality, although data other than location are not available.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect was identified on an unpublished National Park Service mineral occurrence map but the accompanying database contained information for Gold Run Creek (NB077) instead of Chathenda Creek. It is assumed to be a valid locality, probably a placer gold prospect, although data other than location are not available. Bedrock in Chathenda Creek is Cretaceous volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks peripheral and south of the mid-Cretaceous, Chisana pluton (Richter and Jones, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-141.976325687558, 62.0601296644908)
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 gold prospecting may have occurred here.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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

References