Unnamed Prospect (ARDF - TK024; near Lake Placid), Valdez Creek District, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
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Location: This placer prospect is on an unnamed creek, 1 1/2 miles northwest of lake 3619 that is informally called Lake Placid. The location is at an elevation of about 4,000 feet, about 0.2 mile west of the center of sec. 23, T. 22 S., R. 5 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.
Geology: Quaternary alluvial deposits are underlain by Tertiary or Cretaceous intrusive rocks at this placer (Csejtey and others, 1978). Placer claims were staked in 1971 by Lela Lloyd, Mary Carey, and Carl Gleason (Kurtak and others, 1992). Stream sediment samples contain up to 0.7 part per million gold (Kurtak and others, 1992).
Workings: Placer claims were staked in 1971 by Lela Lloyd, Mary Carey, and Carl Gleason (Kurtak and others, 1992). Limited placer sampling by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Kurtak and others, 1992).
Age: Quaternary placer.
Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Undetermined
Deposit Model: Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from the Bureau of Mines investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000. Csejtey, Bela, Jr., Nelson, W.H., Jones, D.L., Silberling, N.J., Dean, R.M., Morris, M.S., Lanphere, M.A., Smith, J.G., and Silberman, M.L, 1978, Reconnaissance geologic map and geochronology, Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, northern part of Anchorage quadrangle, and southwest part of Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-558-A, 60 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Kurtak, J.M., Southworth, D.D., Balen, M.D., and Clautice, K.H., 1992, Mineral investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, south-central Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 1-92, 659 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.