Gold Pan

Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-7
Latitude 57.6401
Longitude -136.0119
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Location and accuracy The Gold Pan prospect is at sea level at the northernmost part of Sister Lake. The prospect is 0.4 mile northwest of the center of sec. 7, T. 49 S., R. 59 E. It is MAS no. 0021140122 (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). The location is accurate within 0.5 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Johnson and Karl map the rocks in the area of this prospect as the Freeburn assemblage, a collage of kilometer-scale, fault-bounded, lozenge-shaped blocks of Cretaceous and Cretaceous(?) metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks. The rocks are cut by numerous steeply-dipping, mainly northwest-striking faults. They include the extension of the fault at the Hirst Mine (SI087) which controls the mineralization there and whose trace is about a mile southwest of this prospect. The only published information about this prospect is that it has been staked for lode gold (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002).
Geologic map unit (-136.013720002905, 57.639732674261)

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

The prospect is in West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness.



U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002, Alaska mineral locations database report (Sitka quadrangle), July 2, 2002, 205 p. []
Reporters H.C. Berg (U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 10/16/2004