Rocky Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals cinnabar; gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 60.44
Longitude -159.63
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Location and accuracy Rocky Creek is a south tributary to the upper part of Quicksilver Creek. This is locality 18 of Cobb (1972 [MF 455]) and of Hoare and Cobb (1977). The map site for this approximately located placer prospect is in the NW1/4 of section 33, T. 5 N., R. 59 W., of the Seward Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Rocky Creek has been prospected and gold and cinnabar colors have been recovered in pan concentrates. A glacier occupied the pass at the head of Rocky Creek and the stream valley contains outwash deposits. Sedimentary bedrock of the mid-Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group is exposed over large parts of the drainage (Box and others, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-159.632257918385, 60.4392639037672)
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 Reconnaissance surface exploration has occurred along Rocky Creek.
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number A013397
Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/24/2001