Resurrection River Prospect, Seward District, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, USA
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Geology: Resurrection River occupies a fairly wide valley over most of its length. Bedrock is exposed in only a few locations. The placer is in Resurrection River at the confluence of Placer Creek and includes a short section of Placer Creek. These gravels were mined in 1924, and a small amount of gold was recovered (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880-B]). Bedrock in this area is part of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980).
Workings: Tysdal (1978 [MF-880-B]) reported gold mining in 1924, and his map location shows the placer at the confluence of Placer Creek and Resurrection River. No other information is published in the literature.
Age: Quaternary; Resurrection River is a glacial outwash stream with an active glacier at its head.
Production: The amount of gold produced is unknown.
Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Yes; small
Deposit Model: Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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Cobb, E.H., and Tysdal, R.G., 1980, Summaries of data on and list of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Blying Sound and Seward quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-621, 276 p. MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000. Nelson, S.W., Dumoulin, J. A., and Miller, M.L., 1985, Geologic map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1645-B, 16 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Smith, P.S., 1926, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1924: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 783-A, p. 1-30. Tysdal, R.G., 1978, Map showing placer deposits of the Seward and Blying Sound quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-880-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.