Turner 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-5
Latitude 65.5
Longitude -164.4
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Turner Creek is a west tributary to Boulder Creek (BN015). A locality on this creek was not included by Cobb (1972; MF 417) but Cobb (1975; OFR 75-429; 1981; OFR 81-363A) does make reference to it. This locality could be anywhere along Turner Creek and therfore cannot be located closer than a few miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold was reported to have been discovered and the creek staked by 1901 (Collier, 1902). Placer mining was reported to have taken place in 1938 (Smith, 1938).
Geologic map unit (-164.40267428303, 65.4992733052874)
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 placer workings are reported but the specific location is not known.
Indication of production Yes; small