Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001754
MRDS ID A012540
Record type Site
Current site name Move
Related records 10185745

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.02256, 63.02974 (WGS84)
Relative position The Move prospect is located within a block of claims in section 34, T. 14, R. 23 E., of the Copper River Meridian and section 3, T. 15 N., R. 23 E., of the Copper River Meridian, about 1/2 mile from the Canadian border. The size of the prospect is uncertain. It is reported that many other similar prospects exist nearby. It is location 15 of Singer and others (1976), and location 10 of Eberlein and others (1977). The location of the prospect is known to within 3 to 4 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.02256, 63.02974

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Move prospect consists of gold-bearing quartz veins in Mesozoic or Tertiary granitic rocks (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977). The region has been mapped as undifferentiated igneous rocks (Foster, 1970). There was some claim staking in 1976 (Singer and others, 1976), and it is probable that there has been more activity recently.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Mining district

District name Fortymile

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface prospecting has been done on the property.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012540
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TC016

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Foster, H.L., 1970, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Tanacross quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geological Investigations Map I-593, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Singer, D.A., Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and discussion of the metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral resources of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 78-588-Q, 33 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 map, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Eberlein, G.D., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Big Delta and Tanacross quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1086, 77 p.

  • Deposit

    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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Singer and others, 1976

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz vein

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 13-APR-99 Cameron, C.E. Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys