Anvik River

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pt
Ore minerals gold; platinum

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale UL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 63.2407
Longitude -160.6937
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Location and accuracy There are early reports of placer gold and platinum near the headwaters of the Anvik River. This prospect may be in Holy Cross quadrangle. A precise location for this prospect is unknown; the coordinates are for an arbitrary point on the Anvik River near the junctions of Canyon Creek and Otter Creek. The location is accurate within 100 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Prospecting on the Anvik River occurred as early as 1900 (Schrader and Brooks, 1900; Harrington, 1918). Coarse gold, along with platinum was reported in crystalline rocks at the headwaters of the Anvik River. Gold was found on river bars, but presumably in insufficient quantities to justify mining (Harrington, 1918). There are no references to prospecting in this drainage after 1919.
Geologic map unit (-160.696128899244, 63.2399742650008)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold and platinum (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospecting probably took place along this drainage from about 1900 to 1919 (Schrader and Brooks, 1900; Martin, 1919).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The location of this prospect is uncertain; it may be in the Holy Cross quadrangle.