Bear Gulch

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pt
Ore minerals gold; platinum

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 65.35
Longitude -161.33
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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 setting

Geologic description

Bedrock 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small scale placer mining.
Indication of production Yes; small

Additional comments

Stream gradient approximately 100 feet per mile.

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