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Results of 1987 Bureau of Mines Investigations in the Valdez Creek Mining District, Alaska.
Kurtak-JM; Balen-MD; Fechner-SA
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries :80 pages
The Bureau of Mines is currently conducting a 4-yr mineral assessment of the 5.7-million-acre Valdez Creek Mining District in south-central Alaska as part of its ongoing statewide mining district evaluation program. This report is a summary of the 1987 fieldwork, which included examining mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in the study area. Placer gold has been the main metal produced in the area and totals 161,131 oz with the major production coming from the Valdez Creek Mine. Lode gold and silver production totals 1,581 oz and 8,617 oz, respectively, and comes mainly from the Golden Zone Mine. Varying amounts of other metals including copper, lead, zinc, molybdenum, antimony, chrome, nickel, cobalt, tin, tungsten, and platinum exist in the study area. Occurrences of industrial limestone and coal are also located within the study area.
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BoM Alaska Field Oper. Cntr
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