|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-8|
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|Location and accuracy||The prospect is located in the SE1/4 section 9, T. 5 N., R. 2 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is situated on Quartz Creek one mile below its junction with Devils Creek. This is location 60 of Tysdal (1978 [MF-880-A]) and location S-243 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.|
Geologic descriptionThis deposit consists of a 44-inch-wide quartz vein that strikes N60E and dips nearly vertically. On the surface the vein is 1 foot wide and is visible for about 200 feet. It is reported to be traceable for 1,500 feet (Martin and others, 1915). The host rock is sedimentary rock of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1985).
|Geologic map unit||(-149.633160557255, 60.5330342580634)|
|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 veins cut rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.|
|Workings or exploration||Martin and others (1915) reported that a 35-foot adit that intersected a 44-inch-thick quartz vein. The highest assay value reported by the claimant to Martin was $9.00 in gold per ton of ore (gold at $20.67 per ounce). The U.S. Bureau of Mines searched for the prospect in 1980 but did not locate it (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983).|
|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.
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.
Martin, G.C., Johnson, B.L., and Grant, U.S., 1915, Geology and mineral resources of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 587, 243 p.
Nelson, S.W., Dumoulin, J. A., and Miller, M.L., 1985, Geologic map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1645-B, 16 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Tuck, Ralph, 1933, The Moose Pass-Hope district, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-I, p. 469-530.
|Reporters||Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||3/4/2000|