Sitkanak Island

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003491
MRDS ID A106249
Record type Site
Current site name Sitkanak Island

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.23629, 56.61131 (WGS84)
Relative position This site consists of the beaches along the north, west, and south coasts of Sitkanak Island. Site location is accurate to within a few hundred feet.
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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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.23629, 56.61131

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The beaches locally contain gold placer deposits.
  • Age = Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active?

Mining district

District name Kodiak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Active placer claims were present along the north, west, and south coasts of the island in 1996.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106249
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TI005

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ALASKA DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 1997, STATE OF ALASKA GENERAL LAND STATUS WITH MINERAL RESOURCES AND MINING CLAIMS, ALASKA PENINSULA, SCALE 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Map of general land status with mineral resources and mining claims, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska Division of Natural resources, 1997.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-OCT-1998 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey