Anchor Point

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Pt
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SV
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 59.768
Longitude -151.864
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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 setting

Geologic description

Gold 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.

Production and reserves

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.

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