Dixie 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-1
Latitude 65.525
Longitude -162.37
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Location and accuracy Dixie Creek is a small headwater tributary to Independence Creek. The mouth of Dixie Creek is 5.4 miles northwest of Kiwalik Mountain. This is locality 59 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold was reported to have been discovered in 1903 and a small amount of mining, probably by hand, also apparently took place that year (Moffit, 1905). This is the only report of activity on this creek (Cobb, 1975, OFR 75-429). The nature of the bedrock in this area is not known due to almost continuous surficial cover (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-162.372660523607, 65.5243086545613)
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 Small areas of surface workings, dug by hand, may be present.
Indication of production Yes; small