Pande Basin Prospect, Chichagof District, Sitka Borough, Alaska, USA
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Geology: The rocks in the vicinity of this placer prospect are part of the Jurassic and Triassic, Kelp Bay Group which consists of quartzite, greenschist, greenstone, graywacke and semischist, all of which are subject to intense cataclasis. There was an early placer claim located by the Pandee Basin Gold Mining Company (Knopf, 1912; U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002). Bittenbender and others (1999) only note that there is no evidence of gold bearing gravels here.
Workings: An early placer claim was located here but there is no evidence of actual mining.
Commodities (Major) - Au?
Development Status: None
Deposit Model: Placer Au? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
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Bittenbender, P., Still, J.C., Maas, K., and McDonald, M., Jr., 1999, Mineral resources of the Chichagof and Baranof Islands area, southeast Alaska: Bureau of Land Management, BLM-Alaska Technical Report 19, 222 p. Knopf, Adolph, 1912, The Sitka mining district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 504, 32 p. Loney, R.A., Brew, D.A., Muffler, L.J.P., and Pomeroy, J.S., 1975, Reconnaissance geology of Chichagof, Baranof, and Kruzof Islands, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 792, 105 p. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 2002, Alaska mineral locations database report (Sitka quadrangle), July 2, 2002, 205 p. [http://imcg.wr.usgs.gov/dem.html]