|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||VA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-4|
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|Location and accuracy||This placer gold prospect is at the juncture of Hurtle Creek and an unnamed south tributary. The prospect is at about 3,200 feet elevation in the NW1/4 section 29, T. 5 S., R. 1 W., of the Copper River Meridian. This prospect is probably located to within one-half mile. It is locality 73 of Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold prospects were reported on Hurtle Creek by Moxham and Nelson (1952) and Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]). Bedrock in the general area is greenschist-facies metaflysch of the Late Cretaceous Valdez Group (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-A]). Gold-bearing quartz veins are widespread through the Valdez Group in the southern Valdez quadrangle (Cobb and Matson, 1972).
|Geologic map unit||(-145.451693601912, 61.4097960218121)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Workings or exploration||Probably only prospecting has occurred along Hurtle Creek.|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., and Matson, N.A., Jr., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Valdez quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-438, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Moxham, R.M., and Nelson, A.E., 1952, Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in south-central Alaska, 1947-1949: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 184, 14 p.
Winkler, G.R., Miller, R.J., MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1981, Map and summary table describing mineral deposits in the Valdez quadrangle, southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-892-B, 2 sheets, scale l:250,000.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||12/14/2001|