|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Salmon Creek is a north tributary to Taylor Creek. The mouth of Salmon Creek ( formerly known as Solomon Creek, Cobb, 1975) is about 6 miles upstream from the mouth of Taylor Creek (BN033). Sainsbury and others (1969) show about 1,000 feet of placer workings along the lower part of this creek. This is part of locality 28 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).|
Geologic descriptionSainsbury and others (1969) show about 1,000 feet of linear placer workings along the lower part of this creek. This may be the approximate location of gravels on the sloping bench near the mouth that were mined in early years (Collier and others, 1908). Gold-bearing gravels associated with this drainage are 3 to 7 feet thick and covered by 8 to 10 feet of muck (Collier and others, 1908). 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).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.593699802496, 65.7032789467476)|
|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 about 1,000 feet of linear, surface open-cut placer mine workings.|
|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.
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.
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|