Balm Of Gilead Gulch

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 A-4
Latitude 65.018
Longitude -163.699
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Location and accuracy Balm of Gilead Gulch is a small south tributary of Crooked Creek. Crooked Creek is a short, 2.3 mile long west tributary to Ophir Creek. The mouth of Crooked Creek is 7,500 feet upstream (on Ophir Creek) from the southern boundary of theBendeleben quadrangle. The mouth of Balm of Gilead Gulch is 4,500 feet upstream of the mouth of Crooked Creek. This is locality 82 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Detrital gold was recovered from fractures and crevices in limestone (marble) bedrock. The gold-bearing bedrock was covered by 5 feet of soil (Collier and others, 1908). Bedrock in the area is metasedimentary schist and marble of a Lower Paleozoic assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-163.701624841676, 65.0172743158339)
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 placer mine workings are present; apparently only small-scale mining took place here prior to WW I. The relation of the gold-bearing zone to alluvial channels or possible benches in the area is not known.
Indication of production Yes; small