Unnamed (west of Tarr Inlet)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307813
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (west of Tarr Inlet)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -137.01713, 58.99672 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurence is at an elevation of 700 feet about 4.5 miles from the mouth of Tarr Inlet in the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 section 23, T. 33 S., R. 50 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The occurrence is about 0.75 miles south of the Tarr Inlet prospect of Kimball and others (1978; fig. C41), which is on the Skagway A-6 quadrangle. The occurrence is located within 0.2 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -137.01713, 58.99672

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The area is underlain predominantly by foliated granitic rock of Cretaceous age (Brew and others, 1978). A sample of a 2-foot by 6-foot sulfide pod in granitic host contained 0.10 ounce per ton gold (3.5 ppm)--Kimball and others, 1978, location 4, fig. C41, table C36).
  • Age = Tertiary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Mining district

District name Juneau

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface exposure only; a grab sample of a 2-foot by 6-foot sulfide rich pod assayed 3.5 ppm in gold; no other element was anomalous (Kimball and others, 1978).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MF021

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Kimball, A.L., Still, J.C., and Rataj, J.L., 1978, Mineral resources, in Brew, D. A., and others, Mineral resources of the Glacier Bay National Monument wilderness study area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-494, p. C1-C375.

  • Deposit

    Brew, D.A., Johnson, B.R., Grybeck, D., Griscom, A., Barnes, D.F., Kimball, A.L., Still, J.C., and Rataj, J.L., 1978, Mineral resources of the Glacier Bay National Monument Wilderness Study Area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-494, 670 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Kimball and others, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = the site is in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The occurrence is south of the Tarr Inlet Knob prospect of Kimball and others (1978, fig. C41) which is in the Skagway A-6 quadrangle.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-APR-99 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group