Resurrection River

Prospect, 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 60.2705
Longitude -149.6809
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The placer section of Resurrection River is located in the NE1/4 section 18, T. 2 N., R. 2 W., of the Seward Meridian. The placer also includes the mouth of Placer Creek. This is location 27 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980) and is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Resurrection River occupies a fairly wide valley over most of its length. Bedrock is exposed in only a few locations. The placer is in Resurrection River at the confluence of Placer Creek and includes a short section of Placer Creek. These gravels were mined in 1924, and a small amount of gold was recovered (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880-B]). Bedrock in this area is part of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980).
Geologic map unit (-149.6830392373, 60.2699189161383)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary; Resurrection River is a glacial outwash stream with an active glacier at its head.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Tysdal (1978 [MF-880-B]) reported gold mining in 1924, and his map location shows the placer at the confluence of Placer Creek and Resurrection River. No other information is published in the literature.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes The amount of gold produced is unknown.