|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TY|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-2|
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|Location and accuracy||MacKevett and Holloway (1977, locality 7) locate this placer prospect upstream about three and a half miles from the confluence of the Kahiltna and Yentna Rivers. The prospect area cover an approximate three mile stretch along the Kahlitna River centered at about the middle of the boundary between Sections 23 and 26, T. 22 N., R. 8 W. (U.S. Bureau of Mines , 1973, locality 71). This is a continuation of the placers along the same river described in ARDF TY028 and ARDF TY027.|
Geologic descriptionQuaternary gravels reconcentrated from Tertiary continental rock, glacial deposits or older bedrock to the north in the Talkeetna quadrangle. Samples are reported to contain up to 0.08% uranium and 0.03% thorium (Cobb, 1979, OFR 80-86, p. 17). Probably some minor production prior to 1919. Drilling for possible dredging was done in the early 1900s. Limited prospecting may have been done more recently.
|Geologic map unit||(-150.692233773716, 61.889469611194)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer gold (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary|
|Workings or exploration||Probably some minor production prior to 1919. Drilling for possible dredging was done in the early 1900s. Limited prospecting may have been done more recently.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Additional commentsThis placer occurrence is the southern most mine along the Kahiltna River; two other localities, know as Kahiltna River, are upstream in the Tyonek Quadrangle. Placer occurrences extend to the north along the Kahiltna River in the Talkeetna Quadrangle.
Bates, R.G., and Wedow, Helmuth, Jr., 1953, Preliminary summary review of thorium-bearing mineral occurrences in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 202, 13 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Tyonek quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-385, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than minerals fuels and construction materials) in the Kenai and Tyonek Quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-86, 36 p.
Joesting, H.R., 1942, Strategic mineral occurrences in interior Alaska: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 1, 50 p.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1919, Platinum-bearing gold placers of the Kahiltna Valley, in Martin, G.C., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1917: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692, p. 233-264.
Overstreet, W.C., 1967, The geologic occurrence of monazite: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, 327 p.
Smith, P.S., 1930, Mineral Industry of Alaska in 1928: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 813-A, p. 1-72.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).
|Reporters||Madelyn A. Millholland (Anchorage), James Riehle (USGS)|
|Last report date||6/1/1998|