Unnamed (near Crescent Glacier)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003434
MRDS ID A106191
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Crescent Glacier)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.91259, 61.01957 (WGS84)
Relative position At terminus of Cresent Glacier. Accurate within 1,000 ft. Locality A-18 of Jansons and others (1984).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.91259, 61.01957

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Quartz float contains pyrite, arsenopyrite, and chalcopyrite. A float sample contained no detectable gold and 0.03 oz/ton Ag. Bedrock in the vicinity is the Late Cretaceous metasedimentary rocks of the Valdez Group. A minor amount of placer gold present (Jansons and others, 1984).
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No production reported.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Quartz float sample contained no detectable gold and 0.03 oz/ton Ag. Placer gold was present in minor amounts. Jansons and others (1984) reported low mineral development potential.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106191
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN136

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral occurrences in the Chugach National Forest, Southcentral Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Jansons and others, 1984

General comments

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

Reporter information

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