|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||PM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-2|
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|Location and accuracy||This mine, representing beach gold placer deposits, is located on Popof Island approximately 2.5 miles south of the town of Sand Point (Cobb, 1972 [MF 433], locality 9; Cobb, 1973 [B 1374], locality 4; MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 9; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 9). The map site is 0.3 mile northwest of triangulation point Red. The location is accurate.|
This beach gold placer deposit was discovered by Louis Herman in 1904 and described by Martin in 1905. The deposit was 4,000 feet in length and was apparently derived by erosion of nearby mineralized volcanic rocks. The gold was generally found below mid-tide, especially around boulders.Atwood (1909) reported that 20 to 40 men were working the deposit with rockers in 1904 and that about 12,000 ounces were recovered in 1904 and 1905. Since that time there has been minor production.
|Geologic map unit||(-160.510012809421, 55.3071767300469)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||The deposit occurs along 4,000 feet of beach. It was worked primarily during the period 1904 and 1905, when 20 to 40 men worked the deposit with rockers. Atwood (1909) estimated a production of 12,000 ounces during that time. Minor, intermittent work has taken place since.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Atwood (1909) estimated that 12,000 ounces of gold were recovered in 1904 and 1905.|
Atwood, W.W., 1909, Mineral resources of southwest Alaska, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1908: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379, p. 108-152.
Atwood, W.W., 1911, Geology and mineral resources of parts of the Alaska Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 467, 137 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Port Moller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-443, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Martin, G.C., 1905, Gold deposits of the Shumagin Islands, in Brooks A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1904: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 259, p. 100-101.
Smith, P.S., 1932, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1929, in Smith, P.S., and others Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1929: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 824-A, p. 1-81.
Wilson, F.H., White, W.H., and DuBois, G.D., 1988, Brief descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in the Port Moller and Stepovak Bay quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-666, 128 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.
Wilson, F.H., White, W.H., Detterman, R.L., and Case, J.E., 1996, Maps showing the resource assessment of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula, with a section on Geology of the Pyramid porphyry copper deposit, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, by W.H. White, J.S. Christie, M.R. Wolfhard, and F.H.Wilson, and a section on Description of the Shumagin epithermal gold vein deposit, by W.H. White and L.D. Queen: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2155-F, 46 p., 2 sheets, scales 1:500,000 and 1:250,000.
|Last report date||1/2/2001|