Unnamed (near Poe Bay)

Occurrence, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag; Pb
Ore minerals galena; gold; pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 60.848
Longitude -148.5028
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is in the NE1/4 section 26, T. 9 N., R. 5 E., of the Seward Meridian. It is at an elevation of 800 feet on the east side of Seth Glacier valley about a mile north of the head of Poe Bay. This is location on S-167 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence is in sedimentary rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Jansons and others, 1984). It consists of a 3-inch-wide quartz vein containing considerable galena and pyrite. No other information or assay results are reported.
Geologic map unit (-148.50490496359, 60.8474096020766)
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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration This occurrence was discovered by Kurt Stuwe and reported to the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1982 (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983). No assay results have been reported.
Indication of production None



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.
Reporters Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)
Last report date 7/30/2000