Arctic 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-6
Latitude 65.627
Longitude -164.78
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Location and accuracy Arctic Creek is a small east tributary to Kougarok River. The mouth of Arctic Creek is about 4 miles south of Taylor. Sainsbury and others (1969) show the lower 2,000 feet of the main channel of Arctic Creek to have been placer mined.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sainsbury and others (1969) show the lower 2,000 feet of the main channel of Arctic Creek to have been placer mined. The mined part of Arctic Creek crosses the east side of Kougarok River valley and the placer deposits here could represent reworked bench gravels of the Kougarok River drainage rather than erosion of local bedrock sources. Bedrock of the area is extensively coverd by tundra but upland exposures are primarily low grade, Lower Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks (Sainsbury and others, 1969; Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.782689582913, 65.6262735017765)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary; placer deposits of the Kougarok River area are commonly the result of at least two cycles of erosion and placer development.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Sainsbury and others (1969) show the lower 2,000 feet of the main channel of Arctic Creek to have been open-cut placer mined.
Indication of production Yes; small

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