Neva Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 65.462
Longitude -164.686
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Location and accuracy Neva Creek is a small east tributary to Kougarok River. The Nome-Taylor road crosses Neva Creek at about mile 85.6. The road crossing is 1,000 feet upstream of the creek mouth on Kougarok River. The creek mouth is about 12,000 feet upstream of the Kougarok bridge on the Nome-Taylor road. Placer gold mining appears to have been on the lower part of the creek near Kougarok River. This is locality 39 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Shallow gravels, presumably on bedrock, were mined early in the century (Collier, 1902). Placer gold mining appears to have been mined on the lower part of the creek near Kougarok River. Bedrock in the area is extensively tundra-covered and is not exposed (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.68867315938, 65.4612684012222)
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 Small scale, surface placer mine workings are probably present but they have not been described.
Indication of production Yes; small

References

MRDS Number A012737
Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 3/15/1999