|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SV|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-3|
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|Location and accuracy||The Aurora Prospects are about two miles south-southeast of the tip of Aurora Spit in the SE1/4 of section 2, T. 6 S., R. 11 W., of the Seward Meridian and about 12 miles northeast of Homer, Alaska. Three tunnels have been drifted along the canyon which drains Portlock Glacier. This is location 97 of Martin and others (1915); it is accurate to one quarter of a mile.|
Geologic descriptionThree tunnels have been driven in fractured graywacke of the Cretaceous Valdez Group, near the contact with a 20-foot-wide porphyritic dike. Martin and others (1915) did not find any indication of mineralization within the adits, but they did find some disseminated pyrite in the dump.
|Geologic map unit||(-151.095101220691, 59.680396684258)|
|Mineral deposit model||Insufficient data to classify|
|Alteration of deposit||None reported.|
|Workings or exploration||Three short tunnels were driven and a wagon road and telephone line were installed in the early 1900s (Martin and others, 1915).|
|Indication of production||None|
|Production notes||None reported.|
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.
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|