Rainbow Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-8
Latitude 61.01
Longitude -149.64
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Location and accuracy Prospect located near banks of Rainbow Creek, 1,500 ft upstream from Seward Highway. Accurate within 0.5 mile. Locality 69 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold operation, little information available. Lithologies present in creek include graywacke, sandstone, argillite, dike material, and greenstone of the Mesozoic McHugh Complex.
Geologic map unit (-149.642179938063, 61.0094372303582)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some mining occurred before 1906, but hydraulic plant not working in 1906 (Paige and Knopf, 1907). Hydraulic pipe being brought in during 1937 and development reported in 1938 (Smith, 1939). Limited data available.
Indication of production Undetermined