Headwaters of Kijik River; including Franklin Gulch; Ingersol Gulch; Kellet Creek; and Lincoln Gulch

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003610
MRDS ID A106368
Record type Site
Current site name Headwaters of Kijik River; including Franklin Gulch; Ingersol Gulch; Kellet Creek; and Lincoln Gulch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.63268, 60.62945 (WGS84)
Relative position The headwaters of the Kijik River are approximately 7 km southeast of the eastern tip of Twin Lakes. This location includes Franklin Gulch, Ingersol Gulch, Kellet Creek, and Lincoln Gulch (drainage names not on USGS 1:63,360 scale map). Location could be up to 5 km (or more) away from plotted point.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Not applicable

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.63268, 60.62945

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Martin and Katz (1910) report alluvium to be auriferous in headwaters of Kijik River to include Franklin Gulch, Ingersol Gulch, Kellet Creek, and Lincoln Gulch.? the dominant bedrock in the area is a multiphase hypabyssal leucocratic grayish-pink biotite granite pluton with diverse crystallinity and texture (Nelson and others, 1983; unit Ti13).??
  • Age = Placer deposits are Quaternary. The age of the possible source of gold is a Tertiary granite (Nelson and others, 1983, unit Ti13).
  • Age = Host rock is Tertiary.

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

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Unknown

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • Reserves = No reserves

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Martin and Katz (1910; 1912) reported prospects found in auriferous alluvium.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106368
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LC018

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Martin, G.C., and Katz, F.J., 1910, Outline of geology and mineral resources of the Iliamna and Clark lakes region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 442, 426 p.

  • Deposit

    Martin, G.C., and Katz, F.J., 1912, A geologic reconnaissance of the Iliamna region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 485, 138 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Reed, B.L., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Iliamna, Lake Clark, Lime Hills, and McGrath quadrangles, Alaska - Supplement to Open-File Report 76-485: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-1343-A, 25 p.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1915, Mineral resources of the Lake Clark-Iditarod region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622-H, p. 247-271.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1917, The Lake Clark-central Kuskokwim region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 655, 162 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Iliamna, Lake Clark, Lime Hills, and McGrath quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-485, 101 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Martin and Katz, 1910

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Deposit Other Comments = Location of the various headwaters is uncertain. No detailed map of area found. Site is in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-JUN-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey