|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-5|
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|Location and accuracy||This placer mine is near the forks of Bear Gulch, an eastward-flowing, informally named, tributary of Sweepstakes Creek that drains the northeast flank of Bear Mountain. The site is in section 3, T. 2 S., R. 13 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb,1972 (MF-389), location 42.|
Geologic descriptionBedrock is Jurassic andesite tuffs and flows. Placer gold was reported to have been mined near the forks. Some platinum was also recovered from the placer (Harrington, 1919; Gault and others, 1953).
|Geologic map unit||(-161.33263278627, 65.3493222939521)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small scale placer mining.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Additional commentsStream gradient approximately 100 feet per mile.
|MRDS Number||A015726; M045364|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Candle Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-389, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.
Gault, H.R., Killeen, P.L., West, W.S., and others, 1953, Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in the northeastern part of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 1945-47 and 1951: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 250, 31 p.
|Reporters||Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)|
|Last report date||1/12/2000|