|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SR|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-7|
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|Location and accuracy||The map site representing this mine is at an elevation of 4,250 feet, in the SE1/4 section 25, T. 7 N., R. 2 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is on peak 4539, on the crest of the ridge between Colorado and Fresno Creeks. This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile. This is location 14 of Cobb and Richter (1972), location 27 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), location 39 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980), and location S-265 of Jansons and others (1984).|
Geologic descriptionThe deposit consists of auriferous, sulfide-bearing, quartz veins that heal fractures in an extension of the Eocene(?) Gilpatrick dike (SR136). The veins are iron stained, as much as 8 inches thick ,and contain arsenopyrite, galena, and minor gold. The dike at the mine is 5 to 6 feet wide, strikes N10E, and dips 80W. The felsic dike is hosted by sedimentary strata of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Tysdal, 1978).
|Geologic map unit||(-149.548949385694, 60.6636228758238)|
|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 dike is probably Eocene.|
|Workings or exploration||
Workings include numerous prospect pits and trenches. There is no recorded production (Jansons and others, 1984), although some ore reportedly was milled in 1912 with an arrastre mill at Fresno Creek on the Independence property (SR141) (Martin and others, 1915).Tuck (1933) reported collecting grab samples that assayed only traces of gold and silver. Poor exposures prevented sampling the dike in place. The U.S. Bureau of Mines visited the prospect in 1980 but took no samples (Jansons and others, 1984).
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
|Production notes||There is no recorded production (Jansons and others, 1984), although some ore reportedly was milled in 1912 with an arrastre mill at Fresno Creek on the Independence property (SR141) (Martin and others, 1915).|
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||1/23/2000|