Gold Queen

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 60.9816
Longitude -147.9321
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Location and accuracy The prospect is located on the south side of the Avery River about 2 miles east of Port Wells. It is in the SW1/4 section 6, T. 10 N., R. 9 E., of the Seward Meridian. This is location 101 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), location 163 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980), and location S-137 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Gold Queen prospect probably is a gold-bearing quartz vein hosted in slate and graywacke of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980). A 90-foot adit was driven in 1914 (Johnson, 1915). No other information about this prospect has been made public.
Geologic map unit (-147.934151284605, 60.9810387206158)
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; host rock is Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration One 90-foot adit was reported in 1914 (Johnson, 1915). No assay results are reported. The U.S. Bureau of Mines searched for this prospect in 1979 but did not find it (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983).
Indication of production None