Fort Liscum

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale VA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-7
Latitude 61.082
Longitude -146.3702
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is located near old Fort Liscum, directly south of Valdez; it is now the site of the oil terminal at the south end of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. This is locality 87 of Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold claims were staked in this area in 1971 and were active at least to 1973 (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1980; Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-B]). This locality is now part of the terminus facilities of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Geologic map unit (-146.372217937433, 61.0814745549147)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some placer exploration may have been conducted here.
Indication of production Undetermined



U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1980, Valdez 1:250,000 quadrangle map overlay showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report, August 1980.
Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 12/14/2001