Old Glory Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sn
Ore minerals cassiterite; gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 65.849
Longitude -163.13
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Location and accuracy Old Glory Creek is a northeast-flowing tributary to Pinnell River. The mouth Old Glory Creek is about 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence of Pinnell and Inmachuk Rivers. Mining on Old Glory Creek is primarily below the mouth of Nelson Creek (BN060), a small north tributary. This is part of location 72 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold was first produced from Old Glory Creek in 1901 (Mendenhall, 1902). There are well-defined benches near Nelson Creek (Gulch; BN060) but mining was from gravel on schist bedrock in the active channel, primarily below the mouth of Nelson Creek. Placer concentrates contain hematite, pyrite, and cassiterite (Moffit, 1905). Most of the bedrock in the area is a metasedimentary schist and marble sequence of Lower Paleozoic age (Till and others, 1986). However, the headwaters of American Creek includes Crossfox Butte which is underlain by Cretaceous granitic rocks (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-163.132693911146, 65.8483039588667)
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 Surface open-cut placer workings and possibly some workings from underground drift mining are present.
Indication of production Yes; small