Unnamed (terminus of Taylor Glacier)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; W
Ore minerals gold; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 60.5528
Longitude -148.5588
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Location and accuracy This placer occurrence is in the W1/2 section 3, T. 5 N., R. 5 E., of the Seward Merdian. The placer extends from sea level up a short, broad valley to the toe of Taylor Glacier. This is location P-44 of Jansons and others (1984). The location is accurate to within a half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This placer occurrence consists of clay- and boulder-rich outwash gravel in the braided stream channels below the terminus of Taylor Glacier. The gravels occupy a short, broad valley that extends from sea level to the toe of the glacier. Gold particles as much as one-eighth-inch in diameter and some scheelite were recovered from a sample collected by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Jansons and others, 1984). Bedrock in this area is slate and graywacke of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1985). No other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-148.560880536039, 60.5521727753638)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (alluvial) (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration No workings are reported. The U.S. Bureau of Mines sampled the deposit using a suction dredge and recovered 0.0004 ounce of gold per yard (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983).
Indication of production None