|Current site name||Hatcher|
|Alternate or previous names||Utopia, North Gold|
|Geographic coordinates:||-150.51059, 59.57338 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||These prospects are located just south of Pilot Harbor on the west side of the North Arm of Nuka Bay. The Hatcher prospect consists of two short adits near the high tide line, just south of the entrance to Pilot Harbor. The Utopia and North Gold claims are described as being about one mile south of Pilot Harbor and the workings consist of a series of short tunnels and prospect pits which trace multiple white quartz veins up the ridge. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-397) location 24 and Richter's (1970) location 7. Cobb (1979, OFR 80-87) summarized the relevant references to this prospect under the name Hatcher. The location of the two adits 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|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A010577|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||SV009|
Pilgrim, E.R., 1933, Progress of lode mining in interior Alaska, 1932: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194, 11 p.
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 = These prospects are within Kenai Fjords National Park; the area is closed to mineral entry.|
|Reporter||09-FEB-1999||Jeff A. Huber||U.S. Geological Survey|