Unnamed

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Pb; Zn
Ore minerals galena; sphalerite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 64.87
Longitude -145.62
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Menzie and Foster (1979) noted a mineral occurrence situated in the headwaters of Gold Creek in section 36, T. 1 N., R. 10 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. It was not identified as a separate location by Cobb (1972; MF-388) or by Cobb and Eberlein (1980).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Menzie and Foster (1979) noted a mineral occurrence situated in the headwaters of Gold Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Salcha River. The occurrence is reported to be galena and sphalerite in a secondary silica layer in impure limestone. Weber and others (1978) describe the local bedrock as quartzite, phyllite, slate, and marble. Exploration to determine the lode source for the placer gold in the Gold Creek drainage is currently being conducted (R. Van Nieuwenhuyse, oral communication, 1998).
Geologic map unit (-145.622408129918, 64.869608528225)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Exploration to determine the lode source for the placer gold in the Gold Creek drainage is currently being conducted (R. Van Nieuwenhuyse, oral communication, 1998).
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number A012483
Reporters Cameron S. Rombach (ADDGS)
Last report date 4/26/1999