Unnamed (near mouth of Port Camden)

Occurrence, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-6
Latitude 56.795
Longitude -133.9434
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is along the west shore of Camden Bay about 0.6 mile southeast of the point between the mouth of Camden Bay and Kadake Bay. It is about 2.3 miles west-southwest of Port Camden and about 0.3 mile southeast of the center of section 32, T. 58 S., R. 73 E. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Kuiu 1-9 claims were staked for gold at this site in 1976 and Mapco Inc. staked the Krista claims in 1979 (Still and others, 2002). There is no documentation of any work by industry since. The rocks in the area are non-marine sandstone, part of the Tertiary Kootznahoo Formation, intruded by gabbro (Muffler, 1967). This section of coast was also examined in conjunction with the investigation of the uranium deposits about 0.5 mile to the north (PE001); both are in the same formation . The Bureau of Land Management collected a panned-concentrate sample and eight stream samples from streams draining into Port Camden along about 0.3 mile of the shore line here (Still and others, 2002). The panned-concentrate sample contained 2,255 parts per billion (ppb) gold; the stream sediment samples contained up to 24 ppb gold.
Geologic map unit (-133.945124246903, 56.7946597651305)
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger based on the age of the host rocks.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There were two generations of claims staked here in the 1970s; more recently the Bureau of Land Management collected several samples.
Indication of production None



Still, J.C., Bittenbender, P.E., Bean, K.W., and Gensler, E.G., 2002, Mineral assessment of the Stikine area, central Southeast Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Land Management Technical Report 51, 560 p.
Reporters Donald Grybeck (Port Ludlow, WA)
Last report date 4/8/2007