Rock Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Th; U
Ore minerals gold; uranothorianite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 65.41
Longitude -161.05
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Location and accuracy This placer prospect is near the intersection of Rock Creek and a tractor trail marked on the Candle B-5 map. The site is about a mile above the mouth of the creek, in section 12, T. 1 S., R. 12 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 35.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Rock Creek probably was prospected for placer gold in the early 1900s. Uranothorianite was identified in placer concentrates collected in 1947 by the U.S. Geological Survey (Gault and others, 1953).
Geologic map unit (-161.05263903243, 65.4093276923992)
Mineral deposit model Radioactive minerals in stream sediments.
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In 1947 the U.S. Geological Survey sampled the placer to evaluate its radioactive mineral potential (Gault and others, 1953).
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

Stream gradient approximately 100 feet per mile.