|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|Location and accuracy||The prospect is located near the old post office site in Golden. It is in the SW1/4 section 11, T. 10 N., R. 8 E., of the Seward Meridian. This is location 103 of Condon and Cass (1958), location 77 of Cobb and Richter (1972), location 98 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), location 158 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980), and location S-131 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.|
The Griset prospect is hosted in sheared graywacke and slate of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980). The deposit consist of lenses and stringers of quartz that carry arsenopyrite, pyrite, and, presumably, gold (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980).The workings on the prospect consist of a 10-foot adit near the old post office site and a 6-foot-deep shaft near the beach (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983). The adit explored a 33-inch-wide shear zone striking N65E and dipping 55N. The zone can be traced for 300 feet; it contains quartz veins and stringers that pinch and swell along strike (Johnson, 1914 [B 592-G, p. 227]). Although the workings suggest that some gold was recovered, Johnson reported no assay results.
|Geologic map unit||(-147.990549847689, 60.9683262637251)|
|Mineral deposit model||Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||36a|
|Age of mineralization||Late Cretaceous or younger; the veins cut rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.|
|Workings or exploration||
The workings on the prospect consist of a 10-foot adit near the old post office site and a 6-foot-deep shaft near the shore (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983).The U.S. Bureau of Mines examined the prospect in 1979 but collected no samples (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983). Johnson (1914 [B 592-G, p. 227]) examined the prospect in the early 1900s but reported no assay results.
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., and Richter, D.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Seward quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-466, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
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.
Johnson, B.L., 1916, Mining on Prince William Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642-D, p. 137-145.
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||1/8/1999|