Dreamy Gulch

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 C-6
Latitude 65.671
Longitude -164.791
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Location and accuracy Dreamy Gulch is a small gulch on the eastern side of the Kougarok River. It is 0.6 miles south of Taylor and 1.1 miles west of the Nome-Taylor road. The mouth of Eldorado Creek, a small east tributary to Kougarok River, is 1,000 feet to the north. This is locality 30 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Dreamy Gulch is only about 1,500 long and mining appears to have taken place along at least the lower 800 feet down the Kougarok River. Early mining recovered coarse, rusty and well-rounded gold from 3 to 4 feet of gravel on calcareous schist bedrock (Collier and others, 1908). This gold could be reworked from Kougarok River terrace deposits.
Geologic map unit (-164.793694982505, 65.6702750586732)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary; the area has probably undergone at least two cycles of erosion and placer development.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Dreamy Gulch is only about 1,500 long and open-cut placer mining appears to have taken place along at least the lower 800 feet down to the Kougarok River.
Indication of production Yes; small

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