|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-5|
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|Location and accuracy||The occurrence at an elevation of 1,000 feet, in the NE1/4 section 1, T. 8 N., R. 4 E., of the Seward Meridian. It is situated near the head of the western tributary of Billings Creek. This is location 141 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980) and location S-174 of Jansons and others (1984). Cobb and Tysdal (1980) summarized the relevant references under the name Banta and Sullivan. This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence in graywacke of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age. The deposit consists of a quartz vein that is exposed for 30 feet along strike (Jansons and others, 1984). The vein is as much as 3 feet wide at its widest and contains pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, and gold (Johnson, 1914 [B 592-G, p. 234]). No assay results are reported, and no workings are known.
|Geologic map unit||(-148.663226146376, 60.8176189741153)|
|Mineral deposit model||Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein (Cox and singer, 1986; model 36a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||36a|
|Age of mineralization||Cretaceous or younger; the vein cuts rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.|
|Workings or exploration||The Hillside vein was located in 1913 (Johnson, 1914 [B 592-G, p. 234]). There is no record of any development work or assays. The U.S. Bureau of Mines reconnoitered the area from the air in 1982 and examined float from the stream draining this valley. They reported that numerous hematite-stained quartz veins occur along the valley walls, especially at the head of the valley near the glacier (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983). Float rock in the area contains minor chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite (Jansons and others, 1984).|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., and Tysdal, R.G., 1980, Summaries of data on and list of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Blying Sound and Seward quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-621, 276 p.
Condon, W.H., and Cass, J.T., 1958, Map of a part of the Prince William Sound area, Alaska, showing linear geologic features as shown on aerial photographs: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-273, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.
Hoekzema, R.P., and Sherman, G.E., 1983, Mineral investigations in the Chugach National Forest, Alaska (Peninsula study area): U.S. Bureau of Mines in-house report; held at U.S. Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office, Anchorage, 524 p.
Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral occurrences in the Chugach National Forest, southcentral Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Mineral Land Assessment 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Johnson, B.L., 1914, The Port Wells gold-lode district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-G, p. 195-236.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
|Reporters||Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||11/26/1999|