Unnamed Occurrence (ARDF - UG007; on Moore Creek), Alaska Peninsula District, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, USA
This site is on land selected by the Koniag Native Corporation.
Location: This site is located on Moore Creek approximately 8 miles southeast of Upper Ugashik Lake in T. 30 S., R. 44 W. of the Seward Meridian (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 6; Church and others, 1989: MF-1539I, locality 19). Site location is accurate to within 3 miles.
Geology: This site represents gold placer claims located on Moore Creek as indicated on U.S. Bureau of Mines maps in 1973. Moore Creek drains an area underlain by sedimentary and volcanic units of the Jurassic Naknek Formation (Detterman and others, 1987).
Workings: Gold placer claims were staked on Moore Creek according to 1973 U.S. Bureau of Mines maps.
Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Undetermined.
Deposit Model: Placer gold-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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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. Detterman, R.L., Case, J.E., Wilson, F.H., and Yount, M.E., 1987, Geologic map of the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and part of the Karluk quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-1685, 1 sheet, 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).
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