Collins Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Pb
Ore minerals gold
Gangue minerals galena; lead carbonates; pyromorphite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 65.9
Longitude -163.2
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Location and accuracy Collins Creek is a southern tributary to Hannum Creek. The mouth of Collins Creek is 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence of Hannum Creek and Inmachuk River. This is locality 70 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Coarse gold (Moffit, 1905) and lead minerals including lead carbonates, pyromorphite, and galena are reported from gravels in this creek (Anderson, 1947), but information about exploration or mining here is not available (Cobb, 1975, OFR 75-429). Bedrock of the area is a metasedimentary schist and marble sequence of Lower Paleozoic age (Till and others, 1986). Quaternary/Tertiary basalt flows locally cap ridges along the Hannum Creek valley.
Geologic map unit (-163.202699926229, 65.899304318586)
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 open-cut placer mine workings may be present. Hannum Creek (BN057) has been placer mined at the mouth of Collins Creek.
Indication of production Undetermined