|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-8|
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|Location and accuracy||This occurrence is near the top of hill 951, about 2.6 miles northwest of the village of Napaimiut on the north bank of the Kuskokwim River. The occurrence is in the SW1/4 sec. 9, T. 17 N., R. 52 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate.|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence consists of north-northeast striking quartz-gossan veins that occur in an altered olivine basalt dike and in a shear zone that cuts shale and sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Bundtzen and others, 1998). Cady and others (1955) show a lode gold occurrence on the edge of the flood plain of the Kuskokwim River, about 1.0 mile to the south which may be along the same structural trend. Samples from this occurrence contained 9 parts per billion (ppb) gold, 900 ppb silver, and 700 parts per million (ppm) zirconium (Bundtzen and others, 1998) There is no known source for the zirconium.
|Geologic map unit||(-158.71985578623, 61.5720893808697)|
|Alteration of deposit||Oxidation to a gossan.|
|Workings or exploration||Cady and others (1955) show a lode gold occurrence on the edge of the flood plain of the Kuskokwim River, about 1.0 mile to the south. The occurrence was sampled by Bundtzen and others (1998).|
|Indication of production||None|
Bundtzen, T.K., Harris, E.E., Miller, M.L., Layer, P.W., and Laird, G.M., 1998, Geology of the Sleetmute C-7, C-8, D-7, and D-8 quadrangles, Horn Mountains, southwestern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 98-12, 38 p., one sheet, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||T.K. Bundtzen (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc.) and M.L. Miller (U.S. Geological Survey)|
|Last report date||5/8/2003|