Unnamed (on Aniakchak River)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308353
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on Aniakchak River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.60247, 56.79931 (WGS84)
Relative position This site represents placer claims located on the Aniakchak River approximately 3 miles upstream from Aniakchak Bay (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 2). Site location is accurate to within 3 miles.
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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) -157.60247, 56.79931

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This site represents gold placer claims shown on 1973 U.S. Bureau of Mines maps.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SW005

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer gold-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986, model 39a)
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located within the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JAN-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey