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DGGS reports more gold-silver-copper-zinc findings near Tok

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Nov. 15 published a new report on mineralization in the Tok River area, a relatively underexplored region of Alaska's Interior about 25 miles southwest of the town of Tok.

The report, which describes rock samples collected by DGGS and University of Alaska Fairbanks geologists earlier this year, provides geochemical data for a wide variety of elements, including gold, silver, copper and zinc.

The new report includes findings such as 40 samples with greater than 0.005 ounces of gold per ton; 10 samples with greater than 1 oz/t silver; 24 samples grading greater than 2 percent zinc; and 19 samples with greater than 1 percent lead.

The report describes as many as 20 mineral occurrences not previously documented in the public record, and confirms the mineralization at known prospects, including values of 0.29 oz/t gold at the Shalosky vein; 0.18 oz/t gold at the Hona (also known as Noah) porphyry prospect; and massive sulfide grading 13 percent zinc, 1.9 percent copper, and 0.75 oz/t silver at the Eagle prospect.

The Tok River area lies between the zinc-lead-silver deposits of the Delta mineral belt and the Tetlin project, which host the Peak gold-silver-copper deposit.

The geochemical report and digital data files (Raw Data File 2016-9) can be downloaded from the DGGS website at

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