Nulato River

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 64.5938
Longitude -159.2905
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Location and accuracy The Nulato River flows northeast through the northeast quarter of the Norton Bay quadrangle. The exact location of prospecting along the Nulato River is not known and the coordinates are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the Nulato River within the Norton Bay quadrangle. The location is accurate within 10 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Schrader and Brooks (1900) note reports of gold in the headwaters of the Nulato River but they question the validity of these reports. The rocks in the vicinity of the Nulato River are graywacke, shale, grit, and conglomerate of the Cretaceous Shaktolik Group (Cass, 1959).
Geologic map unit (-159.293017821775, 64.5931332584064)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Schrader and Brooks (1900) note reports of gold in the headwaters of the Nulato River but they question the validity of these reports.
Indication of production None

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