|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SV|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-5|
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|Location and accuracy||Cobb (1972, MF-397) located this placer occurrence as begining at the south end of the spit at the mouth of Anchor River and running south along the beach for a mile and a half. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-397) location 2, and is accurate to within one quarter of a mile. There has apparently been no commercial mining at the site since before World War I.|
Geologic descriptionGold has been found along the shoreline in a thin gravel layer about two feet below the surface. This area was mined intermittently from 1889 to 1911, mostly by rocker and small sluice boxes. One hydraulic plant was installed prior to 1906 (Moffit, 1906, p. 44) but it was a failure. The gold is probably derived from the Kenai Formation.
|Geologic map unit||(-151.866163776546, 59.7673878716368)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Alteration of deposit||None.|
|Workings or exploration||This area was mined intermittently from 1889 to 1911, mostly by rocker and small sluice boxes. One hydraulic plant was installed prior to 1906 (Moffit, 1906, p. 44) but it was a failure. In support of the hydraulic plant a two mile long ditch and several support structures were built at the turn of the century.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||A small amount of gold was probably produced from 1889 to 1911.|
Atwood, W.W., 1909, Mineral resources of southwest Alaska, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1908: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379, p. 108-152.
Brooks, A.H., 1912, The mining industry in 1911, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1911: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 520-A, p. 17-44.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than minerals fuels and construction materials) in the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 80-87, 47 p.
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.
|Reporters||Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||2/4/1999|