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Salmon Creek Occurrence, Alaska Peninsula District, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, USA

Latitude: 57°38'45"N
Longitude: 156°3'10"W
This site is located within the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge.
Location: This site represents gold placer claims indicated on U.S. Bureau of Mines maps in 1973. They are located on Salmon Creek in T. 29 S., R. 42 W., of the Seward Meridian, approximately 2 1/2 miles upstream from Becharof Lake. They are part of a group of claims extending to the southeast along Salmon Creek onto the Karluk quadrangle (site KR011in Pilcher, 1999). The site corresponds to locality 7 in MacKevett and Holloway (1977), and to locality 18 in Church and others (1989: MF-1539I). Site location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.
Geology: This drainage is underlain by sedimentary rocks of the Jurassic Naknek and Shelikof Formations (Detterman and others, 1987).
Age: Quaternary.

Commodities (Major) - Au; (Minor) - Mo?, U?
Development Status: Undetermined.
Deposit Model: Placer gold-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)


Church, S.E., Detterman, R.L., and Wilson, F.H., 1989, Mineral and energy resource assessment maps of the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and western Karluk quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 1539-I, 2 map sheets, scale 1:250,000. 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. 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).

Mineral List


1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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