Raven 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-6
Latitude 61.1
Longitude -149.1
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy A tributary of Eagle River, 1.5 miles west of Eagle Glacier toe. Accurate within 5 miles. Locality 70 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold reported in Raven Creek prospect pits (Park, 1933). The bedrock in the vicinity is the Late Cretaceous Valdez Group; interbedded slate, siltstone, and graywacke of that has been metamorphosed to phyllite and quartz mica schist.
Geologic map unit (-149.102196166478, 61.0994406960485)
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 Park (1933) reported that a few prospect pits had been sunk and some colors reported. Eight claims were staked in 1929, but owner was killed in an accident and no work has been done since.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A106178


Reporters D.P. Bickerstaff (USGS contractor); S.W. Huss (USGS)
Last report date 7/30/1998