Wm. Douglas Group

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003413
MRDS ID A106170
Record type Site
Current site name Wm. Douglas Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.96644, 58.85635 (WGS84)
Relative position This site represents a large claim block noted on U.S. Bureau of Mines maps in 1973. It is located west of the Douglas River and centered in sec. 21, T. 15 S., R. 28 W. (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 4; Church and others, 1992, sheet 1, locality 10).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.96644, 58.85635

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = No significant mineralization was found during a brief reconnaissance of the area (Church and others, 1992); however, some quartz veining and disseminated pyrite has been noted in the general area (Church and others, 1994). Some potential for polymetallic veins exists. Jurassic and Cretaceous sedimentary rocks underlie the claims. A small Tertiary intrusive has been tentatively mapped approximately 2 miles east of the site location as plotted.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bristol Bay

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106170
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AF001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).

  • Deposit

    Church, S.E., Riehle, J.R, Magoon, L.D, and Campbell, D.L., 1992, Mineral and energy resource assessment maps of the Mount Katmai, Naknek, and western Afognak quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 2021-F, 22 p. 2 map sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Church, S.E., Riehle, J.R., and Goldfarb, R.J., 1994, Interpretation of exploration geochemical data for the Mount Katmai quadrangle, and adjacent parts of the Afognak and Naknek quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2020, 67 p., 3 map sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Church and others, 1992

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein ? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Deposit Other Comments = Site is in Katmai National Park.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 11-AUG-1998 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey