Taylor 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 C-6
Latitude 65.685
Longitude -164.78
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Location and accuracy Taylor Creek is a major east tributary to Kougarok River. The mouth of Taylor Creek is 1,000 feet north of the termination of the Nome-Taylor road at Taylor. Sainsbury and others (1969) show placer mine workings along about 1,500 of the active channel of Taylor Creek starting 1,500 feet upstream from the mouth. This is locality 27 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Early placer mining was reported here (Collier and others, 1908) but many reports of subsequent mining, particularly that by dredge operations, was probably for nearby parts of Kougarok River (BN035; Cobb, 1975, OFR 75-429). Sainsbury and others (1969) show placer mine workings along about 1,500 of the active channel of Taylor Creek starting 1,500 feet upstream from its mouth. Bedrock in the area is part of a Lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Sainsbury and others, 1969; Till and others, 1986). Some bedrock was apparently exposed by early mining (Collier and others, 1908). Placer deposits on active floodplains in this part of the Kougarok River drainage have probably resulted from at least two cycles of erosion and placer development.
Geologic map unit (-164.782696878281, 65.6842757605383)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary; placer deposits on active floodplains in this part of the Kougarok River drainage have probably resulted from at least two cycles of erosion and placer development.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Sainsbury and others (1969) show surface open-cut placer mine workings along about 1,500 of the active channel of Taylor Creek starting 1,500 feet upstream from its mouth.
Indication of production Yes; small

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