Rock Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BT
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 66.9963
Longitude -150.5298
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Location and accuracy Rock Creek is not named on the current Bettles D-2 topographic map (1970, revised 1975). It is a short, south-flowing tributary to South Fork Koyukuk River. Its mouth is about 2 miles east (upstream) from Ironsides Bar. The coordinates are for a site on the lower potion of Rock Creek but the exact location of placer mining on the creek is uncertain. The location is accurate within one-half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Reed (1938) reported that $800 in gold (about 40 ounces) was produced in from 1900 to 1910. The rocks in the area are predominantly Cretaceous conglomerate (Patton and Miller, 1973).
Geologic map unit (-150.532502737835, 66.995853746582)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some mining in the period 1900 to 1910.
Indication of production Yes
Production notes Reed (1938) reported that $800 in gold (about 40 ounces) was produced in from 1900 to 1910.

References

Reporters J.M. Britton (Anchorage)
Last report date 8/1/2002