Sitkanak Island

Mine, Active?

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 56.612
Longitude -154.234
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Location and accuracy This site consists of the beaches along the north, west, and south coasts of Sitkanak Island. Site location is accurate to within a few hundred feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The beaches locally contain gold placer deposits.
Geologic map unit (-154.236300132266, 56.611202609344)
Mineral deposit model Gold placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Active placer claims were present along the north, west, and south coasts of the island in 1996.
Indication of production Undetermined


MRDS Number A106249


Alaska Division of Natural Resources, 1997, State of Alaska general land status with mineral resources and mining claims, Alaska Peninsula, 1 map sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Reporters S.H. Pilcher (Anchorage)
Last report date 10/12/1998