|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||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 1,500 feet of placer workings in the stream channel starting 2,000 feet upstream of the mouth. Placer workings at the mouth of this stream are included as ARDF locality BN039. This is locality 28 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).|
Geologic descriptionSainsbury and others (1969) show 1,500 feet of placer workings in the stream channel starting 2,000 feet upstream from the mouth. 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||(-164.599700138927, 65.7052789974727)|
|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 1,500 feet of open-cut placer workings in the stream channel, starting 2,000 feet upstream from the mouth.|
|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|