Egegik beach

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Ti
Other commodities Fe
Ore minerals ilmenite; gold; titaniferous magnetite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 58.0735
Longitude -157.5976
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Location and accuracy The Egegik placer occurrence is along the beach of Bristol Bay about nine miles south of Goose Point at the mouth of Egegik Bay. The occurrence is in about the middle of section 27, T. 24 S., R. 51 W., of the Seward Meridian; it is location 2 of Cobb (1972) and MacKevett and Holloway (1977). The location is accurate within one-half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Traces of flour gold occur in thin layers up to six inches thick of titaniferous magnetite-rich sand that lay along the strand line of the modern sand and gravel beach, among sand dunes, and buried in older deposits inland (Berryhill, 1963). The deposits cover less than an acre. Samples collected in two studies by the U.S. Bureau of Mines contained 4.3 to 83.3 pounds of iron per cubic yard, 1.6 to 27.6 pounds of TiO2 per cubic yard, and trace to 0.09 parts per million gold (Berryhill, 1963; Kimball, 1972).
Geologic map unit (-157.599708733074, 58.0727585821935)
Mineral deposit model Shoreline placer Ti and placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; models 39c and 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39c, 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples collected in two studies by the U.S. Bureau of Mines contained 4.3 to 83.3 pounds of iron per cubic yard, 1.6 to 27.6 pounds of TiO2 per cubic yard, and trace to 0.09 parts per million gold (Berryhill, 1963; Kimball, 1972).
Indication of production None
Production notes Apparently none.

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