Unnamed (Tikchik Mountain area)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 60.07
Longitude -158.18
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Mertie (1938, p. 91) reported that fine placer gold was found on creeks draining the north and west sides of Tikchik Mountain. This location, on the north flank of Tikchik Mountain, is arbitrarily chosen to represent these occurrences. The map site is in the NW1/4 of section 26, T 1 S, R 52 W, of the Seward Meridian. It is very approximately located, perhaps within miles. Cobb (1972 [MF 384]; 1976 [OF 76-606]) included these occurrences under the name 'Tikchik Mountain'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Mertie (1938, p. 91) reported that fine placer gold was found in creeks draining the north and west sides of Tikchik Mountain. Bedrock in the area of Tikchik Mountain is clastic sedimentary rocks, inferred to be part of the mid-Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group, which is intruded by Upper Cretaceous or Lower Tertiary granitic rocks (Mertie, 1938).
Geologic map unit (-158.182234956808, 60.0692778236792)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

References