Unalakleet River

Prospect, 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 A-1
Latitude 64.1224
Longitude -159.485
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy There are unconfirmed reports of placer gold along the Unalakleet River. The precise location of any prospecting is unknown. It is likely to be in the Norton Bay quadrangle, although it may be in the Unalakleet quadrangle. For this record, the site is arbitrarily plotted at the approximate midpoint of the Unalakleet River in the Norton Bay quadrangle. The location is accurate within 25 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of the Unalakleet River consist mostly of graywacke, shale, grit, and conglomerate of the Cretaceous Shaktolik Group (Cass, 1959). An intrusive body of unspecified composition is located approximately 5 miles south of the river and 7 miles south of the boundary of Holy Cross quadrangle; it is partially buried by sediments from the river (Cass, 1959). Schrader and Brooks (1900) report gold discoveries along the Unalakleet River during the fall of 1898, but there are no more recent reports of gold there.
Geologic map unit (-159.487477472821, 64.1217149471399)
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 Some prospecting took place along the Unalakleet River in 1898 (Schrader and Brooks, 1900).
Indication of production None