|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-3|
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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 descriptionThe 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.|
|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 commentsStream gradient is approximately 150 feet per mile for lower mile of creek.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Baird Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-386, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-628, 106 p.
|Reporters||Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)|
|Last report date||12/29/1999|