Golden Gate Falls

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002456
MRDS ID A013385
Record type Site
Current site name Golden Gate Falls
Related records 10161539

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.17279, 60.49931 (WGS84)
Relative position This placer prospect is just below Golden Gate Falls on the Kisaralik River. Golden Gate Falls is a narrow stretch of rapids where Kisaralik River flows across basalt at the north end of Greenstone Ridge. This is locality 2 of Cobb (1972 [MF 455]) and of Hoare and Cobb (1977).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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 > Alluvium
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.17279, 60.49931

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Recovery of fine gold from flood plain alluvium has been attempted below Golden Gate Falls (Hoare and Cobb, 1977, p. 16). Golden Gate Falls is a narrow stretch of rapids where Kisaralik River flows across basalt at the north end of Greenstone Ridge (Box and others, 1993).
  • Age = Holocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Aniak

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013385
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BH005

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Cobb, E.H., 1977, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bethel, Goodnews, and Russian Mission quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-156, 98 p.

  • Deposit

    Box, S.E, Moll-Stalcup, E.J., Frost, T.P., and Murphy, J.M., 1993, Preliminary geologic map of the Bethel and southern Russian Mission quadrangles, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2226-A, 20 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bethel quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-455, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hoare and Cobb, 1977

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 24-MAR-2001 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology