|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
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|Location and accuracy||This location is for bedrock exposures in old placer workings on the west side of the former cummunity of Taylor. Taylor is located at the end of the Nome-Taylor road, on the west bank of Kougarok River, about 1,000 feet south of the mouth of Taylor Creek. This is locality 6 of Gamble (1988)|
Geologic descriptionGraphitic metasedimentary rocks, exposed in old placer workings, contain numerous hydrothermally altered zones with fractured quartz veinlets and abundant pyrite (Sainsbury and others, 1969, p. 30). A sample of ribbon quartz contained 200 ppm As and a pyrite-rich pan concentrate from the altered zones contained 1.3 ppm Au, 2 ppm Ag, greater than 10,000 ppm As, 750 ppb Hg, 200 ppm Co, and weakly elevated base metals (Sainsbury and others, 1969, p. 39).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.800696014991, 65.6792753076603)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold-bearing quartz veins and schist?|
|Age of mineralization||Unknown but possibly Cretaceous; if gold-bearing lode structures are present here they may be similar in age to some lode gold deposits of southern Seward Peninsula. The southern Seward Peninsula lode gold deposits formed as a result of mid-Cretaceous metamorphism (Apodoca, 1994; Ford, 1993, Ford and Snee, 1996; Goldfarb and others, 1997) that accompanied regional extension (Miller and Hudson, 1991) and crustal melting (Hudson, 1994). This higher temperature metamorphism was superimposed on high pressure/low temperature metamorphic rocks of the region.|
|Alteration of deposit||Quartz veining and possibly clay alteration appear to be present.|
|Workings or exploration||The only workings here are from placer mining, including those from dragline operations.|
|Indication of production||None|
Apodoca, L.E., 1994, Genesis of lode gold deposits of the Rock Creek area, Nome mining district, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: Boulder, Colorado, University of Colorado, Ph.D. dissertation, 208 p.
Ford, R.C., 1993, Geology, geochemistry, and age of gold lodes at Bluff and Mt. Distin, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: Golden, Colorado School of Mines, Ph.D. dissertation, 302 p.
Ford, R.C., and Snee, L.W., 1996, 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of white mica from the Nome district, Alaska--The first ages of lode sources to placer gold deposits in the Seward Peninsula: Economic Geology, v. 91, p. 213-220.
Gamble, B.M., 1988, Non-placer mineral occurrences in the Solomon, Bendeleben, and southern part of the Kotzebue quadrangles, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1838-B, 13 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Goldfarb, R.J., Miller, L.D., Leach, D.L., and Snee, L.W, 1997, Gold deposits in metamorphic rocks in Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral Deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 151-190.
Hudson, T.L., 1994, Crustal melting events in Alaska, in Plafker, G., and Berg, H. C., eds., The Geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, DNAG, The Geology of North America, Vol. G-1, p. 657-670.
Miller, E.L., and Hudson, T.L., 1991, Mid-Cretaceous extensional fragmentation of a Jurassic-Early Cretaceous compressional orogen, Alaska: Tectonics, v. 10, p. 781-796.
Sainsbury, C.L., Kachadoorian, Reuben, Hudson, Travis, Smith, T.E., Richards, T.R., and Todd, W.E., 1969, Reconnaissance geologic maps and sample data, Teller A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3, C-1, and Bendeleben A-6, B-6, C-6, D-5, and D-6 quadrangles. Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 69-236, 49 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||3/15/1999|