Robin 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 61
Longitude -159.56
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Location and accuracy Robin Creek is a west tributary to upper Dominion Creek (BH012), a west tributary to Salmon River. The headwaters of Robin Creek are on the east flank of Mt. Plummer and the north flank of Marvel Dome. This prospect is assumed to be on the lower part of the creek, about 1/2 mile upstream of the confluence with Dominion Creek. The map site is in the SW1/4 of section 34, T. 11 N., R. 58 W., of the Seward Meridian. Hoare and Cobb (1977) included this locality under the name 'Robin Ck.'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Robin Creek is one of the drainages that heads on Marvel Dome, where an Upper Cretaceous granitic stock is surrouded by hornfels in sedimentary rocks of the mid-Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group (Box and others, 1993). Quartz veins, without obvious metallic minerals, are present in bedrock near its head (Maddren, 1915, p. 338). A small glacier occupied the upper part of Robin Creek valley and outwash deposits, including many boulders 1 to 5 feet in diameter, fill the lower part of the valley (Maddren, 1915, p. 338). The outwash deposits are incised by the present stream. Placer claims have been staked on Robin Creek, but the presence of placer gold has not been verified.
Geologic map unit (-159.562294299337, 60.9992732039122)
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 and some exploration is assumed to have taken place on Robin Creek.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307254
Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/24/2001