Lowe River

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities W
Ore minerals gold; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale VA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 61.064
Longitude -146.0104
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is along the north side of the Richardson Highway about 2 miles southeast of VABM Sponge; it is at an elevation of about 200 feet in the NW1/4 section 30, T. 9 S., R. 4 W., of the Copper River Meridian. This occurence is probably located to within one-quarter mile. It is localities 80 and 81 of Cobb and Matson (1972).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Jasper (1967) identified scheelite in heavy mineral concentrate from stream gravels at this locality. 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 (-146.012427016147, 61.0634845998712)
Mineral deposit model Placer scheelite deposits
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only reconnaissance sampling.
Indication of production None