Oxide 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 A-4
Latitude 65.063
Longitude -163.726
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Location and accuracy Oxide Creek is a small west headwater tributary to Ophir Creek (BN099). The confluence of Oxide Creek and Ophir Creek is at elevation 428 feet, about 2,500 feet upstream from the confluence of Ophir Creek and Flat Creek. This is locality 77 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

There is only one early report (Collier and others, 1908, p. 244) of placer gold being produced on this creek (Cobb, 1975, OFR 75-429).
Geologic map unit (-163.728629093031, 65.0622748043483)
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 small scale surface placer workings may be present.
Indication of production Yes; small