Muskomee Bay

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, PGE

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003416
MRDS ID A106173
Record type Site
Current site name Muskomee Bay

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.07248, 58.09941 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is located just south of Muskomee Bay in sec. 17, T. 24 S., R. 23 W. (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 3; Foley and others, 1989, locality 34). Location is probably accurate to within 1/2 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Secondary
PGE 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) -153.07248, 58.09941

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Data from U.S. Bureau of Mine files indicate lode claims with gold, lead, and PGE listed as commodities (Foley and others, 1989). No other data are available.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kodiak

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106173
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AF006

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

    Foley, J.Y., Burns, L.E., Schneider, C.L., and Forbes, R.B., 1989, Preliminary report of platinum group element occurrences in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 89-20, 32 p., 1 map sheet, scale 1:2,500,000.

  • 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 = MacKevett and Holloway, 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic vein ? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Deposit Other Comments = This site is on land conveyed to Koniag Corporation.

Reporter information

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