|Current site name||Alaska Hills Corp.|
|Alternate or previous names||Paystreak & Fairweathers|
|Geographic coordinates:||-150.6406, 59.57449 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||The Alaska Hills mine consists of four tunnels, an old mill and a campsite located on the east side of Nuka River Valley and about one and a half miles northeast of the mouth of Beauty Bay. Beauty Bay is a northwest trending fjord within the West Arm of Nuka Bay; it is about 60 miles southwest of Seward, Alaska. The lower tunnel is at 370 feet elevation and intersects the vein 460 feet from the portal. The upper most tunnel is at 569 feet elevation. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-397) location 20 and Richter's (1970) location 3. Cobb (1972, OFR 80-84) summarized the relevant references under the name Alaska Hill (Mines Corp.).|
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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|
|Development status||Past Producer|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A010579|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||SV001|
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 = One of two principal producing mines in the area in 1935. This mine is now within the Kenai Fjords National Park and the park is closed to mineral entry.|
|Reporter||08-FEB-99||Jeff A. Huber||U.S. Geological Survey|