Fisher Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 60.82
Longitude -159.54
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Location and accuracy Fisher Creek is a west tributary to Salmon River with headwaters on the east side of Fisher Dome. This locality is at the mouth of Fisher Creek. It is locality 15 of Cobb (1972 [MF 455]) and of Hoare and Cobb (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Fine placer gold was found at the mouth of Fisher Creek. Prospect shafts in frozen silt and gravel were dug about 4 miles upstream of the mouth, but without encouraging results (Maddren, 1915, p. 347). Bedrock was encountered in the prospect shafts at depths of 15 to 30 feet. The west headwaters of Fisher Creek are underlain by a small, undated felsic stock and nearby hornfels in sedimentary rocks of the mid-Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group (Box and others, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-159.542278834106, 60.8192709108277)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration About 6 prospect shafts 15 to 30 feet deep were sunk in frozen silt and gravel to bedrock, about 4 miles upstream from the mouth of Fisher Creek.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A013395
Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/24/2001