Gold Run

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities W
Ore minerals gold; scheelite; wolframite
Gangue minerals kyanite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 65.548
Longitude -162.069
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Location and accuracy Gold Run Creek is a northeast-flowing stream with headwaters against the northeast side of the Kiwalik Mountain upland. This location is approximately located on upper Gold Run Creek, probably within one mile. It is locality 61 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold was discovered on Gold Run Creek in 1908 and mining or exploration activities were reported for many years up to WW II (Cobb, 1975, OFR 75-429). Early mining was in ground 6 to 12 feet deep in the upper creek (Henshaw, 1910). Scheelite, wolframite, and kyanite were reported to be present in placer concentrates and kyanite was exposed in a placer cut (Anderson, 1947). Bedrock along the north and east side of Kiwalik Mountain is part of Lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage that includes metamorphosed felsic dikes or sills thought to be related to the Devonian Kiwalik Mountain gneiss (Till and others, 1986). The metasedimentary assemblage includes marble, metapelitic rocks, and in some areas quartz-mica rocks that may be metatuffs or exhalites. Felsic metavolcanic rocks are present in this assemblage at the HOM (BN077) and Big Bar (BN083) prospects. Some skarn-like rocks are also present locally on this side of Kiwalik Mountain. The Lower Paleozoic assemblage is inferred to lay unconformably on polydeformed metapelitic schist of Monument Mountain that may be Precambrian in age.
Geologic map unit (-162.071658664891, 65.5473135867178)
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 are present locally on this creek.
Indication of production Yes; small