Salmon 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 65.706
Longitude -164.597
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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 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 setting

Geologic description

Sainsbury 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

Production and reserves

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

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