Hagemeister Strait (north of Tongue Point)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307617
Record type Site
Current site name Hagemeister Strait (north of Tongue Point)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.82266, 58.84927 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is on the modern beach along the north shore of Hagemeister Strait. It is 2.5 miles north-northeast of Tongue Point and 4.75 miles east-southeast of the mouth of Matogak River. It is locality 19 of Cobb (1972 [MF 362]; 1980 [OF 80-909]).
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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) -160.82266, 58.84927

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Berryhill (1963) collected beach samples along the north side of Hagemeister Strait and reported flour gold in heavy-mineral concentrate from this locality.
  • Age = Holocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bristol Bay region

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = No workings are present at this locality, although Berryhill (1963) observed several old hand-dug surface trenches at Tongue Point.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HG019

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berryhill, R.V., 1963, Reconnaissance of beach sands, Bristol Bay, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 6214, 48 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1980, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in fifteen quadrangles in southwestern and west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-909, 103 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Hagemeister Island quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-362, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Berryhill, 1963

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 18-MAR-01 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology