New Golden Zone

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307507
Record type Site
Current site name New Golden Zone

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.83283, 63.25958 (WGS84)
Relative position The New Golden Zone placer gold prospect is on a north-flowing tributary to the West Fork Chulitna River, about 5.3 miles below the foot of West Fork Glacier. The map site is in the NW1/4 of sec. 22, T. 19 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location E-2 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


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) -149.83283, 63.25958

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The drainage basin of the West Fork Chulitna River locally contains auriferous lode deposits, but the specific source of the gold in the New Golden Zone placer deposit is unknown.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = There are only surface workings.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE021

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from the Bureau of Mines Investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Balen, 1990 (OFR 34-90)

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 07-APR-00 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation