Unnamed (on Cabin Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 55.59
Longitude -161.21
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Location and accuracy This site represents 6 sample sites around Mount Dana. Four of the sites are about 3.5 miles south of Mount Dana, one is about 1.5 miles northeast of the mountains and one is 2.5 miles southwest of it (Ellis and Apel, 1989). The map site is at an elevation of about 650 feet on Cabin Creek, in the W1/2 of sec. 15, T. 53 S., R. 78 W., of the Seward Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of samples, collected at six sites, of volcanic ash erupted from Mount Dana. Battle Mountain Exploration Company determined that this ash is gold-bearing (Ellis and Apel, 1989). Gold content averaged 3 milligrams per cubic yard, with a high of 8.5 milligrams.
Geologic map unit (-161.212016002179, 55.5891669761463)
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Battle Mountain Exploration Company collected and concentrated 27 samples of ash from Mount Dana. These averaged 3 milligrams gold per cubic yard, with a high of 8.5 milligrams (Ellis and Apel, 1989).
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10308091


Ellis, W.T., and Apel, R.A., 1989, Unga/Alaska Peninsula 1989 final report: Battle Mountain Exploration Company report, 41 p., 28 map sheets at various scales. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)
Reporters S.H. Pilcher
Last report date 2/4/2001