|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||VA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-5|
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|Location and accuracy||This mine is near the mouth of Bench Creek on the south side of the Lowe River; it is about 4,200 feet south of the Richardson Highway on lower Bench Creek near the east boundary of section 9, T. 9 S., R. 3 W., of the Copper River Meridian. The mine workings are probably located to within one-quarter mile. This is locality 74 of Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).|
Geologic descriptionOld placer gold workings are reported near the mouth of Bench Creek (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-B]). Bedrock in this 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||(-145.752824883322, 61.104490831692)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer gold mining occurred at this locality (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
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.
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|