|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-7|
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|Location and accuracy||The prospect is located in the NW1/4 section 12, T. 6 N., R. 2 W., of the Seward Meridian, at elevations between 2.600 and 4,300 feet. The prospect is situated on the north side of Summit Creek, one mile west of the Seward Highway. The prospect is about 0.75 mile west of its indicated position (Johnson Mine) on the 1994 U.S. Geological Survey Seward C-7 topographic map. This location is accurate to within 300 feet. This is location 30 of Cobb and Richter (1972), location 35 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), location 50 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980), and location S-258 of Jansons and others (1984).|
Geologic descriptionThe deposit at the Johnson prospect consists of quartz-calcite stringers that heal fractures in a 4- to 8-foot-wide felsic dike. The stringers are 4 to 6 inches wide and contain sparse arsenopyrite and pyrite and a little gold. The dike is apparently an extension of the Gilpatrick dike of Eocene age, which at this site strikes N12E and dips vertically. The dike intrudes Valdez Group rocks of Late Cretaceous age (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980).
|Geologic map unit||(-149.553648871838, 60.6273252281231)|
|Mineral deposit model||Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||36a|
|Age of mineralization||Eocene or younger; the veins are in an Eocene dike.|
|Workings or exploration||
Workings consist of a 40-foot adit at an elevation of 2,800 feet and open cuts at 3,500 feet and 4,300 feet (Tuck, 1933). In the 1930s, a half-mile-long trail led to the workings from the Oracle mine (SR142).A sample collected in the 40-foot adit across a 4.5-foot width assayed at 0.03 ounce of gold and 0.1 ounce of silver per ton (Tuck, 1933).
|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.
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.
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.
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||1/12/2000|