Hagemeister Strait (Asigyukpak Spit area)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002309
MRDS ID A013217
Record type Site
Current site name Hagemeister Strait (Asigyukpak Spit area)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.42266, 58.64925 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is the 10 miles of modern beach along the north shore of Hagemeister Strait, from the tip of Asigyukpak Spit (in the Hagemeister Island C-4 quadrangle) west to within about 2 miles of Pyrite Point. The map site is on the beach about 1/8 mile southeast of VABM Fifteen; it is approximately sample location 54 of Berryhill (1963). This occurrence is locality 18 of Cobb (1972 [MF 362]; 1980 [OF 80-909]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Sand and Gravel
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.42266, 58.64925

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Berryhill (1963) collected 7 samples of beach deposits along this segment of the Hagemeister Strait shoreline; five of these samples contained trace amounts of flour gold in heavy-mineral concentrates. In 1937, gold in workable amounts was reported in some of the beach deposits northwest of Hagemeister Island and in the valley of the Slug River (Smith, 1939, p. 63 [B 910-A]).
  • Age = Holocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bristol Bay region

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = No workings are present.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013217
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HG022

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S. 1939, Mineral industry in Alaska in 1937: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 910-A, p. 1-113.

  • Deposit

    Berryhill, R.V., 1963, Reconnaissance of beach sands, Bristol Bay, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 6214, 48 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1980, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in fifteen quadrangles in southwestern and west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-909, 103 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Hagemeister Island quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-362, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1939, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1938: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 917-A, p. 1-113.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Berryhill, 1963

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE; beach (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 18-MAR-2001 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology