Homestake Creek

Mine, Active?

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 67.36
Longitude -160.41
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Location and accuracy The Homestake Creek mine is about 0.5 miles above the mouth of a north-flowing tributary to Timber Creek. It is in section 27, T. 23 N., R. 8 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb (1972, MF-386), location 7 and Schmidt and Allegro (1988), location 272.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Homestake Creek mine is a small, alluvial placer gold deposit that rests on bedrock of Paleozoic schist (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-160.412851244137, 67.3593852915264)
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 Bedrock at the Homestake Creek mine site is Paleozoic schist. Prior to 1981, one man placer mined coarse gold for 12 summers about 1/2 mile above the mouth of the creek. There was renewed activity in 1983 (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Production total is estimated to be 50 ounces prior to 1981 (Schmidt and Allegro, 1988).

Additional comments

Stream gradient is approximately 150 feet per mile for lower mile of creek.