|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Homestake Creek is a west tributary of the Kougarok River. The mouth of Homestake Creek is 2,500 feet upstream of the mouth of Taylor Creek. Sainsbury and others (1969) show that 3,000 feet of the upper part of the creek, starting about 2.2 miles upstream from the mouth, has been placer mined. Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429) summarizes information for Homestake Creek in general and locates previous mining here on lower Homestake Creek (locality 37 of Cobb, 1972; MF 417; see ARDF locality BN037).|
Geologic descriptionSainsbury and others (1969) show that 3,000 feet of upper Homestake Creek, starting about 2.2 miles upstream of its mouth, has been placer mined. Some of the gold recovered from Homestake Creek is coarse; a nugget worth $14.40 (0.8 ounces) was reported by early operators (Collier and others, 1908). Scheelite is reported to be present in the placer deposits here (Anderson, 1947; Moxham and West, 1953). Bedrock is extensively mantled by tundra in the area, but where exposed in nearby uplands it is part of a Lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Sainsbury and others, 1969; Till and others, 1986). Some bedrock, graphitic and calcareous mica schist, was apparently exposed by early mining operations somewhere on this drainage (Collier and others, 1908).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.89169480195, 65.6782740361364)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary|
|Workings or exploration||Sainsbury and others (1969) show that 3,000 feet of the upper part of the creek, starting about 2.2 miles upstream from the mouth, has been open-cut placer mined.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.
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.
Collier, A.J., Hess, F.L., Smith, P.S., and Brooks, A.H., 1908, The gold placers of parts of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, including the Nome, Council, Kougarok, Port Clarence, and Goodhope precincts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 328, 343 p.
Moxham, R.M., and West, W.S., 1953, Radioactivity investigations in the Serpentine-Kougarok area, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 265, 11 p.
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|