|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||BV|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
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|Location and accuracy||Location is only approximated in the references but is considered to be at the prospect symbol shown near the junction of Trout Creek and Slate Creek (NW1/4 sec. 25, T. 25 N., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). Hosiana Creek was the old name of the Hodzana River. The Hosiana Creek occurrence is included with the Trout and Slate Creek occurrences as they are the only reported placer gold occurrences in the Hodzana drainage. Location accurate within 1/2-mile radius.|
Geologic descriptionPlacer mining was reportedly done on Slate Creek and its tributary, Trout Creek, near the junction of the two streams (Cobb, 1973, B1374). Good prospects were found on Hosiana Creek in 1910 (Ellsworth and Parker, 1911). No other descriptive information is available for this occurrence.
|Geologic map unit||(-148.562688389702, 66.9695927833299)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Surface workings. A few men reportedly worked on Trout and Slate creeks in each of several years during the 1950s and 1960s. No other information is available.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
|Production notes||According to Cobb (1973; B1374) production must have been small and was probably credited to the Chandalar District|
Additional commentsThe only mining reported in the Yukon Flats district. Stream gradient of Trout Creek is 100 ft./mi. The location of the reported occurrence on Hosiana Creek is not described in the references, but it may be at or near the Trout and Slate Creek occurrences inasmuch as they are the only reported placer gold occurrences in the Hodzana drainage.
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Beaver quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-439, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Beaver, Bettles, and Medfra quadrangles: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-94, 54 p.
|Reporters||J. M. Britton (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||11/17/1999|