Bell 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 60.78
Longitude -159.5
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Location and accuracy Bell Creek is an east tributary to the Salmon River. The mouth of Bell Creek is about halfway between the mouths of Fisher Creek (BH009) and Cripple Creek (BH008). For this record, the map site of this approximately located placer prospect is at the north boundary of section 20, T. 6 N., R. 58 W., of the Seward Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold claims were staked along Bell Creek soon after discovery of gold on Marvel Creek (BH 010) in 1911, but mining has apparently not taken place (Maddren, 1915, p. 347). Bedrock in the Bell Creek drainage is clastic sedimentary rocks of the Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group (Box and others, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-159.502276045615, 60.7792710247238)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 29a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some prospecting on Bell Creek occurred early in the mining history of the area.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307255
Reporters Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/24/2001