|Current site name||Present (First) Beach|
|Geographic coordinates:||-165.42937, 64.49928 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||Present Beach is the active beach along the coast of Norton Sound near Nome. It extends southeast for about 12 miles from the mouth of Snake River to Cape Nome and northwest about 18 miles from Snake River to Quartz Creek in the Nome C-3 quadrangle (NM159).? The most important part of the Present Beach placer was approximately centered on the mouth of Snake River (as in figure 7, Collier and others, 1908) and is in the Nome C-1 and B-1 quadrangles. The map location is where Present Beach crosses the boundary between the Nome C-1 and B-1 quadrangles. It is near the west end of the south edge of section 26, T. 11 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian. Present Beach is locality 142 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).|
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|Materials||Type of material|
|USGS model code||39a|
|BC deposit profile||C01. C02|
|Deposit model name||Placer Au-PGE|
|Mark3 model number||54|
|Host or associated||Host|
|Rock type||Unconsolidated Deposit > Sand and Gravel|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A012960|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||NM255|
Schrader, F.C., and Brooks, A.H., 1900, Preliminary report on the Cape Nome gold region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Special Publication, 56 p.
Brooks, A.H., Richardson, G. B., and Collier, A. J., 1901, Reconnaissance in the Cape Nome and Norton Bay regions, Alaska, in 1900: U.S. Geological Survey Special Publication, p. 1-180.
Collier, A. J., Hess, F.L., Smith, P.S., and Brooks, A.H., 1908, The gold placers of parts of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, including the Nome, Council, Kougarok, Port Clarence, and Goodhope precincts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 328, 343 p.
Metcalfe, J.B., and Tuck, Ralph, 1942, Placer gold deposits of the Nome district, Alaska: Report for U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co., 175 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.
|Subject category||Comment text|
|Deposit||Model Name = Beach placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Deposit||Model Number = 39, strandline marine placer|
|Reporter||10-JUL-00||Hawley, C.C.||Hawley Resource Group|
|Reporter||10-JUL-00||Travis L. Hudson||Hawley Resource Group|