Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308153
Record type Site
Current site name Freds

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.66041, 55.19023 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of the Freds prospect is at an elevation of 500 feet, about 2,000 feet northwest of the center of sec. 3, T. 58 S., R. 75 W., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1,200 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.66041, 55.19023

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Freds prospect is located 800 feet northeast of the Origin prospect (PM087), along or near the Aquila linear (Peterson and others, 1982). The country rock is relatively fresh andesite of the late Eocene to late Oligocene Popof volcanic rocks (Wilson and others, 1995). A grab sample collected in 1981 contained more than 10 ppm gold. A 40-foot trench dug in 1982 revealed a 3-inch quartz vein. None of the trench samples contained detectable gold (Peterson and others, 1982).
  • Age = Eocene or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = In 1982 UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company dug a 40-foot trench on the prospect. Eight trench samples contained no detectable gold (Peterson and others, 1982).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM088

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Peterson, R.J., Lemmers, J., Handverger, P., Gallagher, J., Pilcher, R., East, J., Macleod, T., Bartels. E., 1982, Geology and precious metals potential Unga, Popof, and Korovin Islands, Shumagin Group, Aleutian Chain, Alaska: UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company report, 127 p., 5 map sheets, various scales. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Detterman, R.L., Miller, J. W., and Case, J.E., 1995, Geologic map of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2272, 1 map sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Peterson and others, 1982

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This prospect is located on land patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey