Occurrence, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 62.692
Longitude -150.949
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Location and accuracy Reed and others (1978, locality 43) show this occurrence in a tributary to the Kanikula Glacier at about 2500 foot elevation in the northwest quarter of Section 15, T. 30 N., R. 9 W., of the Seward Meridian within Denali National Park and Preserve.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Visible gold is described by Reed and others (1978) from pan concentrate samples at this site. The area is underlain by Mesozoic marine sedimentary rocks (KJs) which are covered by Quaternary alluvial deposits (Reed and Nelson, 1980). Dikes and intrusive bodies related to the early Tertiary Kahiltna pluton (Tmk, Reed and Nelson, 1980) intrude the KJs about four miles northwest of this locality.
Geologic map unit (-150.951288773857, 62.6914796813108)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Pleistocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Visible gold occurs in pan concentrates from stream gravels (Reed and others, 1978).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This site is located within Denali National Park and Preserve.