Bismark Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 67.006
Longitude -157.29
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Location and accuracy Location at the confluence of Bismark Creek and the Shungnak River in T. 19 N., R. 7 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 17 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978). Accurate to 1000 ft. (300 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold on false bedrock in creek gravels up to 20 ft. (6.5 m) deep overlying Pleistocene glacial till. Bismark Creek cuts across bench deposit (Reed, 1931, p. 14-15).
Geologic map unit (-157.292754767807, 67.0054451994822)
Mineral deposit model Placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Discrete zones contain 0.04-0.19 oz./cubic yard (1.2-5.9 g/cubic m) gold.
Indication of production Yes; small