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Evaluation of Selected Lode Gold Deposits in the Chugach National Forest, Alaska.
Hoekzema-RB; Fechner-SA; Kurtak-JM
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This Bureau of Mines report describes the history, characteristics, distribution, and mineral development potential of 21 lode gold deposits in or near the Chugach National Forest (CNF), AK. It includes findings from a 4-yr (1979 to 1982) mineral evaluation of the CNF conducted by the Bureau and the U.S. Geological Survey. This evaluation, undertaken to provide the U.S. Forest Service with mineral resource data for use in making decisions on land use, included site-specific mapping and sampling of more than 200 lode gold deposits. The data presented here were compiled from the findings of this 4-yr evaluation and from existing literature. Fourteen of the 21 lode gold deposits described in this report contain a combined identified resource of 117,750 short tons (st) averaging 0.55 Oz/st au and 0.2 Oz/st ag. Two mineralized Felsic dikes in the Summit Lake-Palmer Creek area contain a combined identified resource of 18 million st grading 0.02 Oz/st au and 0.16 Oz/st Ag. Identified resources were not determined for the remaining five deposits because of a lack of information.
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