|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BD|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-5|
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|Location and accuracy||Minton Creek drains north into McCoy Creek, approximately 11 miles north of the town of Richardson, Alaska, on the Richardson Highway. The creek is approximately 5 miles long and has several small tributaries. There are references to prospecting along Minton Creek, but it is unclear where. The approximate midpoint of the creek is in NW1/4SW1/4 section 13, T. 6 S., R. 7 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline and an unimproved road provide access to the Minton Creek drainage. Cobb and Eberlein (1980) summarized relevant references under the name 'Minton Creek'.|
Geologic descriptionSaunders (1965) first reported that Minton Creek contained scheelite found in a pan concentrate, with magnetite, ilmenite, and zircon. There has been no reported workings or production at Minton Creek.
|Geologic map unit||(-146.26936737119, 64.3935934528172)|
|Mineral deposit model||Alluvial W placer.|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||There are no reported workings at Minton Creek.|
|Indication of production||None|
|Production notes||There has been no production reported for Minton Creek.|
Bundtzen, T.K., and Reger, R.D., 1977, The Richardson lineament--A structural control for gold deposits in the Richardson mining district, Alaska, in Short notes on Alasakan Geology, 1977: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geologic Report 55, p. 29-34.
|Reporters||Cameron S. Rombach (ADDGS)|
|Last report date||4/26/1999|