|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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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 descriptionPlacer 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|
|Workings or exploration||Surface open-cut placer workings and possibly some workings from underground drift mining are present.|
|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.
Mendenhall, W.C., 1902, Reconnaissance from Fort Hamlin to Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, by way of Dall, Kanuti, Allen, and Kowak Rivers: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 10, 68 p.
Moffit, F.H., 1905, The Fairhaven gold placers, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 247, 85 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||3/15/1999|