Egegik Beach Beach Placer Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Titanium, Metal

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002314
MRDS ID A013222
Record type Site
Current site name Egegik Beach Beach Placer Occurrence
Related records 10234062

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.59923, 58.07432 (WGS84)
Relative position 9.25 MI. S OF GOOSE PT. ON EGEGIK BAY
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USBM RI 6214, SAMPLE LOC. 144, FIG. 9; ALSO USGS MF-442, LOC. 2. PLACER EXTENDS 2 MI. N AND S OF LOCATION ON BEACH. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Titanium, Metal Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • BLACK SAND CONCENTRATES CONTAIN UP TO 245.7 LBS/CY FE AND 53.2 LBS/CY TI IN MAGNETIC FRACTION

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Garnet Gangue
Hematite Gangue
Zircon Gangue
Ilmenite Unknown

Analytical data

Result BLACK SAND CONCENTRATES CONTAIN FROM TRACE TO 0.003 OZ/TON AU-USGS 80-909, P. 37

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.59923, 58.07432

Ore body information

  • Width 1609.3M
    Length 6437.2M

Comments on the geologic information

  • COARSE MATERIAL LARGELY OF IGNEOUS ORIGIN TRANSPORTED FROM ALEUTIAN RANGE BY GLACIOFLUVIAL PROCESSES. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS QUAT. SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ; REG.COM: SOURCE OF PLACER IS UNKNOWN

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1963
Discoverer Berryhill

Mining district

District name Bristol Bay

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • NUMEROUS AUGER AND SHOVEL SAMPLES TAKEN, UP TO 13 FT. DEEP

Comments on development

  • SAMPLED BY BERRYHILL, 1963, USBM RI 6214

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013222

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USBM RI 6214, P. 28-31 (1963)

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-442, LOC. 2 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 80-909, P. 37 (1980)

  • Other Database

    USBM-RI-6214-144

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TRACES OF FLOUR GOLD FOUND IN TITANIFEROUS MAGNETITE-RICH BLACK SAND VENEERS UP TO 6 IN THICK ON MODERN SAND AND GRAVEL BEACH ALONG STRAND LINE, AMONG SAND DUNES, AND BURIED IN OLDER DEPOSITS INLAND.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey