Dominion Creek (upper)

Mine, Probably 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 60.98
Longitude -159.51
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Location and accuracy Dominion Creek is a west tributary to Salmon River. This location is 1/2 mile below the mouth of Eureka Creek (BH018), a west tributary to Dominion Creek. The map site is in the SE1/4 of section, T. 10 N., R. 58 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is locality 13 of Cobb (1972 [MF 455]) and of Hoare and Cobb (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Dominion Creek and its principal tributaries head on Mt. Plummer and Marvel Dome, where an Upper Cretaceous granitic stock is surrounded by hornfels in sedimentary rocks of the mid-Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group (Box and others, 1993). Placer gold has been found on the creek but there apparently has been no mining (Hoare and Cobb, 1977). A small glacier occupied the headwater valley of Dominion Creek. The middle and lower part of the drainage contains outwash deposits that are incised by the present creek (Maddren, 1915, p. 337).
Geologic map unit (-159.512291901254, 60.9792740313608)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer claims have been staked on at least the lower half of Dominion Creek and some exploration is assumed to have taken place.
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number 10307249
Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/24/2001