Aurora

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308720
Record type Site
Current site name Aurora

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -151.09555, 59.68048 (WGS84)
Relative position The Aurora Prospects are about two miles south-southeast of the tip of Aurora Spit in the SE1/4 of section 2, T. 6 S., R. 11 W., of the Seward Meridian and about 12 miles northeast of Homer, Alaska. Three tunnels have been drifted along the canyon which drains Portlock Glacier. This is location 97 of Martin and others (1915); it is accurate to one quarter of a mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • None reported.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -151.09555, 59.68048

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Three tunnels have been driven in fractured graywacke of the Cretaceous Valdez Group, near the contact with a 20-foot-wide porphyritic dike. Martin and others (1915) did not find any indication of mineralization within the adits, but they did find some disseminated pyrite in the dump.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Homer

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = None reported.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Three short tunnels were driven and a wagon road and telephone line were installed in the early 1900's (Martin and others, 1915).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SV003

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Martin G.C., Johnson, B.L., and Grant, U.S., 1915, Geology and mineral resources of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 587, 243 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than minerals fuels and construction materials) in the Seldovia quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 80-87, 47 p.

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1906, Gold fields of the Turnagain Arm region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 277, p. 7-52.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1979 (OFR 80-84)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Insufficient data to classify

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-FEB-1999 Jeff A. Huber U.S. Geological Survey