Q. & Q.

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003431
MRDS ID A106188
Record type Site
Current site name Q. & Q.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.97259, 61.05957 (WGS84)
Relative position Somewhere along the shore of College Fiord, exact location unknown. Cobb (1979) postulated that the prospect may actually be the Cann and Minor prospect (ARDF number AN0134), or the Griset and Benson prospect (ARDF number AN131), or neither. Latitude and longitude coordinates provided place the prospect in the central portion of College Fiord.
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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 274
USGS model code 36a.1
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein, Chugach-type
Mark3 model number 26

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.97259, 61.05957

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bedrock is metasedimentary rocks of the Late Cretaceous Valdez Group. These metasedimentary rocks are locally intruded by Eocene dacite and minor rhyolite dikes in the vicinity of College Fiord.
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or younger; mineralization is hosted by Valdez Group metasedimentary rocks.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Martin (1920) reported that a 150 foot tunnel was driven in 1918.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106188
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN132

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Martin, G.C., 1920, The Alaska mining industry in 1918: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 712-A, p. 1-52.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials in the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1095, 184 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Martin, 1920

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Chugach-type low-sulfide Au-quartz vein ? (Bliss, 1992; model 36a.1 ?)
Deposit Other Comments = Cobb (1979) postulated that the prospect may actually be the Cann and Minor prospect (ARDF number AN134), or the Griset and Benson prospect (ARDF number AN131), or neither.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey