|Current site name||Nuka Bays Mining Company|
|Alternate or previous names||Nookas, Harrington|
|Geographic coordinates:||-150.62059, 59.55338 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||The Nuka Bay mine is on the northwest flank of Hill 1728 overlooking Beauty Bay. Beauty Bay is a northwest trending arm of Nuka Bay, about 65 miles southwest of Seward, Alaska. An overgrown trail begins near the first stream north of the mouth of the bay and climbs to an elevation of 1,100 feet where the portal and mill site are located. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-397) location 21 and Richter's (1970) location 4. Cobb summarized the relevant references under the name Nuka Bay Mines Co. This location is accurate to within 300 feet.|
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|Materials||Type of material|
|USGS model code||36a|
|Deposit model name||Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein|
|Mark3 model number||27|
|Host or associated||Host|
|Rock type||Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone|
|Rock unit name||Valdez Group|
|Rock description||Valdez Group;Valdez Group;Valdez Group|
|Development status||Past Producer|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A010575|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||SV012|
Smith, P.S., 1932, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1929, in Smith, P.S., and others, Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1929: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 824, p. 83-109.
Pilgrim, E.R., 1933, Progress of lode mining in interior Alaska, 1932: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194, 11 p.
Capps, S.R., 1938, Lode mining in the Nuka Bay district, in Smith, P.S., Mineral industry of Alaska in 1936: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 897-A, p. 25-32.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic minerals resources map of the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-397, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Borden, J.C., Goldfarb, R.J., Gent, C.A., Burruss, R.C., and Roushey, B.H., 1992 Geochemistry of lode-gold deposits, Nuka Bay district, southern Kenai Peninsula: Geologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2041, p. 13-21.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than minerals fuels and construction materials) in the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 80-87, 47 p.
Richter, D.H., 1970, Geology and lode-gold deposits of the Nuka Bay area, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-B, p. Bl-B16.
MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
|Subject category||Comment text|
|Deposit||Model Name = Low-sulfide, Au-quartz vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a)|
|Deposit||Other Comments = This prospect is within Kenai Fjords National Park; the area is now closed to mineral entry.|
|Reporter||15-FEB-99||Jeff A. Huber||U.S. Geological Survey|