Tunukuchiak Creek

Occurrence, 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 C-2
Latitude 67.7
Longitude -156.5
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Location and accuracy Arbitrary point chosen on Tunukuchiak Creek at 2000 ft. (600 m) elevation in T. 27 N. R. 10 E., Kateel River Meridian. Accurate to within 1 mi. (1.6 km) along creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold reported (Degenhart and others, 1978, p. 131) in setting similar to Midas Creek (AR061).
Geologic map unit (-156.502816897246, 67.6994808896878)
Mineral deposit model Placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface placer.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Located within Gates of the Arctic National Park.

References

MRDS Number A011910
Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS)
Last report date 10/26/1992