Snowshoe

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-8
Latitude 60.4866
Longitude -149.7057
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Location and accuracy The prospect is located near the confluence of Dry Creek and Quartz Creek, which flows into Kenai Lake. It is situated in the NW1/4 section 31, T. 5 N., R. 2 W., of the Seward Meridian. This is location 62 of Tysdal (1978 [MF-880-A]) and location S-239 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in this area is undivided sedimentary rock of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1985). The occurrence was located by Don Brown in 1970. The occurrence is not described in the literature.
Geologic map unit (-149.707838437983, 60.4860144555381)
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger; the bedrock is part of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The U.S. Bureau of Mines searched for the occurrence in 1980, but did not find it (Hoekzema and Sherman, 1983). They collected placer samples from Dry Creek but did not report the sample results.
Indication of production None

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