Minton Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities W
Ore minerals ilmenite; magnetite; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 64.394
Longitude -146.267
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
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 setting

Geologic description

Saunders (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.

Production and reserves

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.