Serpentine 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 64.836
Longitude -144.32
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Location and accuracy Serpentine Creek drains west into the Salcha River. The creek is roughly 17 miles long and has several tributaries. The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system reports placer mining on Serpentine Creek, but it is unclear where mining activity took place. The approximate midpoint of the creek is in SW1/4SW1/4 section 10, T. 1 S., R. 16 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The creek can be accessed from the Salcha River. It was not identified as a separate location by Cobb (1972) or by Cobb and Eberlein (1980).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Weber and others (1978) described the bedrock as primarily quartzite, phyllite, schist, gneiss, slate, and marble of unknown age. Numerous Tertiary and Cretaceous granodiorite to quartz monzonite igneous bodies intrude the area. Weber and others (1978) infer an extension of the Shaw Creek Fault through the Serpentine Creek drainage. The Alaska Division of Mining Kardex file system records active claims on Serpentine Creek as recent as 1986. There are no indications of production from Serpentine Creek.
Geologic map unit (-144.322365927111, 64.8356303379717)
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 Serpentine Creek as recent as 1986.
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes There are no indications of production from Serpentine Creek.

References

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