Paldo Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.796
Longitude -144.428
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Location and accuracy Paldo Creek is roughly 17 miles long and drains west into the Salcha River. The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system reports placer mining on Paldo Creek, but it is unclear where mining activity took place. The approximate midpoint of the creek is in SE1/4SE1/4 section 25, T. 1 S., R. 17 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The creek can be accessed by the Salcha River. It was not identified as a separate location by Cobb (1972) or by Cobb and Eberlein (1980).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Paldo Creek drains west into the Salcha River. The bedrock comprises quartzite, phyllite, schist, gneiss, slate and marble. The schist is composed of quartz, feldspar, and mica, with localized garnetiferous and marble zones. The gneiss is coarse to fine grained with various amounts of quartz, feldspar, hornblende, and biotite. The schist and gneiss have suspected protoliths of Precambrian and Paleozoic sedimentary and igneous rocks. Numerous Tertiary and Cretaceous granodiorite to quartz monzonite igneous bodies intrude the area (Weber and others, 1978). The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system records active claims on Paldo Creek as recent as 1986. There are no indications of production from Paldo Creek.
Geologic map unit (-144.430362329763, 64.795629209773)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system records active claims on Paldo Creek as recent as 1986.
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes There are no indications of production from Paldo Creek.

References

MRDS Number 10307232
Reporters Cameron S. Rombach (ADDGS)
Last report date 4/26/1999