Camp Creek

Prospect, 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 A-1
Latitude 65.03
Longitude -162.11
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Camp Creek is a small north tributary to middle Tubutulik River. It is unnamed on the current USGS topographic map of the area (Bendeleben A-1 quadrangle). It is identified by Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429) as locality 58; he places the mouth of Camp Creek 0.7 miles downstream of the mouth of Admiral Creek and 1.2 miles upstream of the mouth of Lost Creek. The location of this prospect is very approximate (probably within 1 or 2 miles).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An early report (Smith and Eakin, 1911) indicates that some small scale placer mining by horse scrapers was done for a few years before 1909. Schist is reported nearby (Smith and Eakin, 1911) but Ordovician carbonate rocks are what have been mapped more recently in the area (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-162.112608745745, 65.0293015997071)
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 Some surface placer workings, including those done by horse scraper, are reported to be present.
Indication of production Yes; small