Unnamed (south of Elliott Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold
Gangue minerals calcite; quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale VA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 61.6397
Longitude -144.0921
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is located on the south side of Elliott Creek (Moffit and Mertie, 1923, p. 146); it is at an elevation of 4,400 feet in the NW1/4 section 2, T. 3 S., R. 7 E., of the Copper River Meridian. This prospect is approximately located, probably to within one-half mile. It is locality 66 of Cobb and Matson (1972) and included under the name 'Elliot Cr.' by Cobb (1979 [OFR 79-1241]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect is on a small quartz-calcite vein along a fault in Triassic Nikolai Greenstone (Moffit and Mertie, 1923, p. 146). A little gold is reported to be present.
Geologic map unit (-144.094194382294, 61.6392327746862)
Mineral deposit model Quartz-calcite vein in greenstone.
Age of mineralization Quartz-calcite veining in this area is probably related to the mineralizing event that produced the rich Kennecott copper deposits in the McCarthy quadrangle to the east. This event is interpreted to have accompanied Late Jurassic or Early Cretaceous deformation and metamorphism (MacKevett and others 1997, p. 88).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some small open cuts are probably present.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This prospect is within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.



Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 12/14/2001