|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|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 descriptionDreamy 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.|
|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|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-417, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-429, 123 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||3/15/1999|