Scott Gold

Prospect, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pb; Zn
Other commodities Ba
Ore minerals galena; pyrite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 56.5748
Longitude -133.0039
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Location and accuracy The Scott Gold prospect is about 1.6 miles northeast of the east end of Harvey Lake and about 0.5 mile northeast of the center of section 24, T. 61 S, R. 79 E. 9., of the Copper River Meridian. It is in a steep, heavily vegetated area along a gully at an elevation of about 580 feet. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

At various times from the 1970s, much of central Woewodski Island has been staked by a succession of companies; these include Resource Associates of Alaska, Cominco Exploration, Colony Pacific, Amselco, Kennecott Exploration, Houston Oil and Minerals, Westmin Resources, and the Olympic Resources Group. During several episodes in the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was considerable soil sampling in the area including on the nearby Scott prospect (PE091) where three three holes were drilled (Still and others, 2002). The Scott Gold prospect shares a similar exploration history although only mineralized rubble is exposed along a shallow, west-trending gulch in heavy vegetation. Claims are still active on the Scott Show prospect in 2008.
The country rocks at the Scott Gold prospect are mainly semischist and phyllite, part of the Triassic Hyd Group (Karl and others, 1999, Brew, 1997). Silicified quartz-rich greenstone contain bands of disseminated pyrite, galena, and sphalerite. Samples collected by Still and others (2002) continued 834 to 1,793 parts per billion gold, 826 to 2,559 parts per million (ppm) lead, and 9,428 ppm to 2.52 percent zinc. One sample contained 13.76 percent barium.
Geologic map unit (-133.005618082233, 56.5744513697683)
Mineral deposit model Kuroko massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 28a).
Mineral deposit model number 28a
Age of mineralization Probably upper Triassic or younger based on the age of the host rocks and similarities to the Duncan-Zarembo belt of massive sulfide mineralization.
Alteration of deposit The semischist and phyllite host rocks are notably silicified.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration At various times from the 1970s, much of central Woewodski Island has been staked by a succession of companies; these include Resource Associates of Alaska, Cominco Exploration, Colony Pacific, Amselco, Kennecott Exploration, Houston Oil and Minerals, Westmin Resources, and the Olympic Resources Group. During several episodes in the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was considerable soil sampling in the area including on the nearby Scott prospect (PE091) where three three holes were drilled (Still and others, 2002). The Scott Gold prospect shares a similar exploration history although only mineralized rubble is exposed along a shallow, west-trending gulch in heavy vegetation. Claims are still active on the Scott Show prospect in 2008. Examined and sampled by Still and others (2002) as part of a regional mineral assessment by the Bureau of Land Management.
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.

References

References

Reporters D.J. Grybeck (Port Ludlow, WA)
Last report date 3/4/2008