Canyon 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-2
Latitude 67
Longitude -156.63
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Location and accuracy Located along Canyon Creek, east of Asbestos Mountain in the Cosmos Hills in T. 19 N., R. 10 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 31 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and is accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Fine gold found in prospect shaft in unfrozen ground.
Geologic map unit (-156.632726554396, 66.9994553056726)
Mineral deposit model Placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Type of workings: Surface and underground. 40 ft (13 m) prospect shaft did not reach bedrock; several prospect pits in vicinity.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

Low-grade placer gold deposit: insignificant production.


MRDS Number A011878
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott, (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS)
Last report date 10/26/1992